For developers and managing agents: bins for your properties

Who is responsible for providing bins?

The organisation of bins is the responsibility of the developer or managing agent.

It is the responsibility of the developer or managing agent to make the council aware of when residents are moving into the property. This must be done no later than two weeks before the moving date.

When planning permission for a new build property is requested, the council will inform the developer or managing agent what the suitable number of bins to be provided is and that an appropriate storage area must be developed to accommodate these.

Please see the refuse and recycling guidance for advice on what specifications you need to adhere to.

Properties that do not have suitable bins may not be entitled to the council's refuse and recycling collection service.

Enforcement action may be taken under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and / or other relevant legislation.

We will not empty any bin or receptacle other than those we have preapproved. Please refer to the planning guidance for clarification.

Bulk refuse and recycling bins can be hired from the Council, please email wasteteam@walthamforest.gov.uk with details of your requirements. Prices will be confirmed upon request.

The council has a standard food waste housing unit and bin that will be provided to developers free of charge. Please refer to the planning guidance for clarification.

Wheeled bins must be ordered from the Council. Please contact wasteteam@walthamforest.gov.uk

               

Food and Garden Waste - Brown 140ltr or 240ltr
Recycling - Green 140ltr or 240ltr
Refuse - Black 140ltr

Should you wish to purchase your own bins for your properties instead of getting them from the Council you will need to provide, maintain and replace them as necessary yourself to the council’s current specification regarding type, numbers and location. Please see the refuse and recycling guidance for advice on what specifications you need to adhere to.  

Please email wasteteam@walthamforest.gov.uk for any questions regarding the purchase of your own bins. These will need to be approved to ensure that the bins adhere to current specifications. 

Once your bins that you have purchased have arrived at your property please arrange a site visit with the Waste Team so that they can attend the site to schedule the bins for collection.

At least 4 weeks before residents move into your development you need to email our Waste Team to make arrangements for waste and recycling collections.

We need the following information:

  • The Managing Agent of the development;
  • The full address(es) of the development;
  • The number of dwellings;
  • Any important information on accessing the site (particularly if construction is still ongoing);
  • The dates when the dwellings are being occupied;
  • Details on the location of any bin stores. If you have a site plan showing these please provide it;
  • If you require the Council to supply bins or if you are buying your own.

A representative from the Waste Team will need to conduct a site visit of your development as early as possible to evaluate access and bin storage capacity. If access to the bins will require a key or electronic fob you will need to supply copies of these.