Litter and dog bins

Well maintained bins play an important part in keeping Bromsgrove District clean!  If a bin or dog bin is full or damaged, or you think a new bin is needed somewhere, please let us know.

Deciding where to put litter bins

We aim to put these bins in the busiest and most suitable places like parks, play areas and bus stops.

We judge all requests for new bins against a series of set criteria. If you make a request, we will talk to the other residents in your area to find out their views and then we will take time to monitor your area to see if we consider the siting of a litter bins is warranted. We cannot always meet all requests.

Emptying bins

We empty every bin routinely, and also within one day of someone reporting it as full. We change how often we empty our bins based on your feedback, and bins in busy or sensitive areas, like district centres and outside schools, are emptied more frequently.

Repairing bins

We make repairs as quickly as possible, but we may have to wait for replacement parts. We will make unsafe bins safe the same day, and we aim to make normal repairs within ten working days. Sometimes we have to remove a bin until it can be repaired, when we replace it.

We always look closely at bins that are repeatedly damaged, to check they are in a suitable location. Sometimes bins in certain areas can be vandalised so often that they have to be moved or even removed.