Before you contact us to report your missed bin, please check that one of the following factors wasn't responsible for your missed collection:
- Was your bin/bag put out for collection on the correct day? If there has been a recent bank holiday, or if there is a bank holiday upcoming, your collection dates are likely to change. The collection calendar gives details of your collection dates
- Was your bin/bag clearly visible to the waste collection crew? Bins should be placed at the edge of your property (where gates or drives meet the pavement) unless you are on assisted collections
- Was your bin/bag left out before 06:30am? Our collection crews always begin their rounds at 06:30am, so please ensure that your bin is visible to crews at this time
- Are your bins/bags definitely supplied by Southampton City Council?
If you answered all of the above questions with 'yes', please complete a missed bin collection form.
The form will show you all the information we have on your most recent bin collections, as logged by the waste collection crew.
If your bin was in fact missed, you will be able to report it to the waste collection crew who will aim to return to collect your bin within 48 hours.
If the answer to any of the questions is ‘No’, we will collect from you on your next due collection date, providing you have bins supplied by the council.
Please remember to take your bins back in after they have been emptied. Leaving your bins on the pavement is an offence as it causes a hazard for pedestrians.