Change your bin size

Your bin

Each household in Southampton will have two bins:

  • A green lid for general waste
  • A blue lid for recycling

Each household will also have a box for glass recycling.

If your house has insufficient storage space for a bin then you will be issued rolls of black and clear sacks that are delivered twice a year and must only be presented for collection on the scheduled collection day.

Blocks of flats usually have larger communal or shared bins and an igloo or wheeled bin for glass recycling.

If you think you are missing a bin see what do I do if my bin has been lost or stolen?


Changing your bin

Before you contact us to request a change in bin size, please check the size of your current bin. The standard size of a bin issued to Southampton households is 240L.

General waste (green lid) SHOW


Recycling bin (blue lid) SHOW


Glass recycling SHOW


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Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself five minutes to fill it in.

Please note: you will need to submit a separate request for each bin.

We aim to respond to requests within eight weeks. If your request is approved we aim to exchange your bin within four weeks from the date of approval.

Change your bin

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