Bins and Recycling

  • Posted On: 9 Jul 2021
Waste collection support and links
Bin Collection Day

To find out what day your bin is collected click here

Waste Disposal 

Black bins or purple sacks are for general domestic waste that cannot be recycled. All residents are asked to think carefully about if the waste they are disposing of could be recycled before putting waste in the black or purple sacks. Please do not dispose of batteries or electrical items in the black bin.

Brown bins or a black box is for recycling materials only, and can take all of the following items; paper, card, glass, cans, plastic bottles, beverage cartons, this is not an exhaustive list, check here if you are not sure. All residents are entitled to leave any additional recycling next to your brown bin on collection day.  The collection crew must clearly be able to see the waste is recycling so please ensure it is left in clear or white bags.

It is important not to leave additional waste outside of the property as it will be likely to attract unwanted pests.

Unless you have a valid collection sticker on your green bin you must not use it. 

Bin issue

Lincoln City Council are responsible for your black household & recycling wheelie bins. Any issue with a missed bin collection, bin theft or missing, damaged or new replacement bins should be reported directly to the Council. Upon your report, the Council will update you in regards to your issue and guide you through how to dispose of your waste while you wait for your new bins or resolve your issue.

Report a bin issue

Additional bins & waste

The Council will supply properties with five or less residents with one black & brown household bin. Six or more are entitled to an additional bin. If you think you are entitled to an extra bin use the link below to contact the Council.

Request an extra replacement bin

It can often be the case in house shares that you find yourself with excess waste, it important not to let this overflow or be left outside to attract pests.

All residents are entitled to leave any additional recycling next to your brown bin on collection day. The collection crew must clearly be able to see the waste is recycling so please ensure it is left in clear or white bags.

If you have additional waste that is not recycling and you are not sure what to do with it you can check here.  

It is important you do not contaminate your bins with waste that is not appropriate for the type of collection.

You should not put electrical items, wires, cables or batteries in your black waste bin and must ensure they are disposed of the tip.

Brown bins must strictly contain recycling. If there are any items that are not recyclable the Council will not empty the bin and you will be responsible for the cost to rectify the issue.

Green bins must only contain garden waste and require payment for use, please contact us if you wish to discuss using your green bin. If the green bin is filled with the incorrect waste you will be responsible for the cost to have this emptied.

Bins that require emptying by a private contractor are charged at a commercial rate. Click here for an indication of usual costs.

The Council will take any action against residents who do not use thier bins correctly. 


The Council will resolve issues with any fly tipping on public land – Report flytipping

Local Tip

We benefit from a tip in the City Centre, you can check what they accept and book a slot here.

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