Planning waste collections for new properties

Planning waste collections for new properties

This is meant only as a guide and as such not meant to over-rule that which is a requested order of the Planning Office.

As a guide, it attempts to identify what is appropriate for waste provision for regular “run-of-the-mill” developments (eg. those in the main urban areas and/or a reasonable number of new properties).

Single house

East Hampshire District Council operate a kerbside AWC (Alternate Weekly Collection) for refuse and recycling. Each property must provide their own wheeled bins for use as refuse/recycling containers. In addition to this there is a monthly kerbside glass collection from a 38 litre glass box.

The bins and box can be bought at cost price through our contractors Biffa. Please phone for details on 0300 300 0013.

They should comprise a 240lt green bin for domestic refuse & a 240lt black bin for recycling.

A black glass box can also be bought from our contractors for the four weekly glass collection. As above, please phone 0300 300 0013.

A garden waste service is available. Prices and additional information can be found on the Recycling and Waste page.

Call customer services (0300 300 0013) for details of both the above.

Bins must then be put out for emptying by 7am on the day of collection which will be advised when the residents move in. The bins should be returned to private, off road, storage as soon as practicable after collection.

Shared entrance flats

EHDC operate a kerbside AWC (alternate weekly collection). The flats should be provided with capacity equivalent to 220lt or more each for both refuse (green) and recycling (black) - this may be in the form of 1,100lt communal bins or individual 240lt bins, eg 1 x 1,100lt bin per five flats for refuse and another for recycling.

A 240lt glass bin can be provided by the council once residents have moved in. This costs £50 (inclusive of VAT) and is emptied monthly.

The bins should be kept in a well lit, (if roofed) and well ventilated bin store adjacent or close to the front boundary of the property for ease of access and egress of the refuse vehicle. The stores should also allow enough room for residents to move inside and ease the movement of the bins by crews. Any pavements should include drop kerbs and be of a solid surface.

Where there is a large number of flats, separate stores should be provided for recycling bins in one and refuse in another.

Should the stores be locked, a caretaker must ensure they are unlocked by 7am on the day of collection or the contractor should be provided with keys or codes (via the council).

If, for whatever reason, crews can not access the bins there will be a charge to return, payable by a managing agent or resident’s association. The cleanliness of the stores is the responsibility of residents, managing agents or residents association as appropriate. Should the bins not be accessible due to waste on the floor, they will not be emptied and a charge will be levied to return.

Should you have further questions about any of the above, please call Customer Services on 0300 300 0013.