New build properties bin allocation

From 1 April 2011, the full complement of containers, relevant to the collection service to be provided, require to be purchased from Waste Management Services.

On a weekly basis, Waste Management Services will receive a list of all developments which have received full planning permission. As each property is due to be occupied for the first time, a Notification of Occupancy form is required to be completed and sent to Waste Management Services.

Containers will only be supplied to properties upon receipt of this form.

All containers provided to new occupiers must be supplied by Waste Management Services to ensure that Health and Safety considerations and conformity to lifting equipment are met. Failure to supply the correct containers will result in the non-collection of containers.

With the exception of communal waste areas, which will have been identified and agreed at planning application stage, a typical residential property requires (as at 1 October 2017):

  • 1 x 240L green bin (landfill waste bin)
  • 1 x 240L blue bin (paper and card)
  • 1 x 240L brown bin (garden waste)
  • 1 x 55L black box (glass/cans, household batteries, aerosols, small electrical items and textiles)
  • 1 x 55l red box (mixed plastic)
  • 1 x external food caddy (for food collections)
  • 1 x internal food caddy (to be kept in kitchen)

During 2018 this will change to:

  • 1 x 240L green bin (landfill waste bin)
  • 1 x 240L brown bin (garden waste)
  • 1 x recycling trolley (paper & card, plastics, cartons, cans, glass)
  • 1 x external food caddy (food collections)

Blue bins will be uplifted, with black and red boxes left with residents to present surplus recyclate alongside the reyclcing trolley or bagged textiles, small electrical items or household batteries. For more information visit the recycling trolley and frequently asked questions web pages. 

The purchase cost will be the supply cost incurred by the Council plus a 10% administration fee. 

Developers are required to notify occupancy on a per property basis, and an invoice will be issued accordingly. For self build/owner occupiers, an option to pay by card is available.

For additional information regarding the supply of containers to new build properties, please contact Waste Management Services.

Contact Information

Waste Management Services
Western Road Depot
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554033
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