How to order a container

Order recycling container online

  • Please note our current delivery times are up to 30 days. If you would like your container more quickly, you can visit any of our Recycling Centres to pick one up.
  • Please note this online form is only for use for ordering recycling containers - if you have a query with the rubbish container you have been allocated for the change to every other week rubbish collection in November 2017 please go to the Request to change your bin allocation form or through Council Connect: 

What containers are available?

These containers are free:

  • Blue bag for cardboard, brown paper and Tetra-Paks; (91 litres; 45 cm cubed);
  • Food waste containers; kitchen caddy (5 litres; 20 cm high) for storing your food waste in the kitchen; food waste bin (23 litres; 40 cm high) with a lockable lid for putting your food waste out for collection;
  • Recycling box; available as a large green box (55 litres; H 55cm x W 41cm x 36cm) Some residents in central Bath receive green sacks - these should be put through the letterbox by a collector. You can order more than one green box if you need it.

Order recycling container online


Charges apply to the following:

  • Food waste liners; You can now line your kitchen caddy with everyday household plastic bags. Compostable bags made from potato starch can still be used (available from online suppliers and local shops) or you can wrap your food waste in newspaper or brown paper bags. 
  • Garden waste bins; available as a large wheeled bin (240 litres; 107cm x 58cm x 73cm) or small wheeled bin (140 litre; 106cm x 49cm x 55cm). Find out current collection charges per bin per year.
  • Garden waste sacks; 80 Litre capacity (H: 101cm x W: 63cm) for collection. Minimum order of 20 if ordering through Council Connect. Find out current sack charges.

Find out where to buy garden waste sacks from via a range of local outlets.

Something wrong with your rubbish bin/bag delivery?

You should have received a wheelie bin or reusable rubbish bag delivered to your home for the new collection service for rubbish. If you haven't received yours or if there's something missing or wrong with your delivery please contact Council Connect 01225 39 40 41 or report using the online form

Report an issue with the bin or bag delivered to your home

Help us improve this content

Please use this form to report issues with the content of this page. If you wish to contact somebody about the service provided, please use the contact details found in the 'Contact Us' section of this page.

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Data protection notice

Data protection notice

The information you have provided may be shared across Bath and North East Somerset Council for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless your consent has been given or the law allows this.

The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles.

The Council’s Information Compliance Office can be contacted on (01225) 477000 or via email at

Your rating: 

Your rating: None Average: 3.3 (81 votes)
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.