My Waste Charges

Kerbside waste charge

The kerbside waste charge is a CIV based compulsory charge, which covers the collection and disposal of residential kerbside waste, including general waste , and annual hard waste collection and recycling services.

The kerbside waste service is defined as a volume of 120 litres of general and recycled waste collected weekly from the kerbside. An annual kerbside collection is provided for hard waste, usually around March and the date will be advertised in the February Borough Bites and on Council’s website.

The kerbside waste service is only available to residential properties; it is not available to residential vacant land, commercial or cultural and recreational properties.

Green waste charge

The green waste charge is a compulsory fixed charge to recover all waste management costs associated with the collection and disposal of green waste from residential properties.

This compulsory service is available to residential premises capable of being occupied and with suitable access. The residential green waste service consists of either a 240 or 120 litre bin collected fortnightly from the kerbside.

This service is not available to vacant residential land, commercial and cultural and recreational properties.

Public waste charge

The annual fixed public waste charge is applied to all rateable properties and covers the collection and disposal of public waste, including public street and park bins, street cleaning, street sweeping and beach cleaning services.

Additional bin charge

The annual fixed additional bin charge per service is for each optional additional bin service (set of general waste and recycled bins) considered on formal application and approved where exceptional circumstances exist for the collection and disposal of residential kerbside waste.

The criteria for the additional kerbside bin charge are:
• Residential premises rated as either General or Tourist Accommodation properties that are capable of being occupied and with suitable access.
• Properties that are rated as cultural and recreational, with suitable access to the property to provide the service is a safe and practicable manner.
• Non-rateable residential premises that are capable of being occupied with suitable access to the property to provide the service is a safe and practical manner.

The additional bin service is not available to:
• Residential premises attached to a commercial rated property where there is no suitable access to the property to provide the service is a safe and practical manner; and
• Commercial properties