Council plans to scrap free wheelie bins


Cheshire East Council is consulting on proposals to introduce charges for new and replacement waste bins.

The Council currently spends £300,000 per year on providing new and replacement waste bins, plus £60,000 on delivery costs.

In order to save this £360,000 a year they are proposing to implement a bin supply charge for this service. The charge will not apply where it can be shown that their refuse collectors have caused the damage.

Cheshire East Council is proposing to charge £30 for green and silver recycling bins and £35 for standard black bins. They are also proposing to put addresses on the bins, to help discourage theft.

The consultation can be completed online from today, Tuesday 13th March.

All consultation responses must be received by 21st May 2018.

Waste Collection


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Terry Bowes
Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 6:38 pm
If the Council pop over the fields at the back of the Circuit they can retrieve over a hundred quids worth of bins that fly tippers have left!!
Tony Haluradivth
Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 8:40 pm
My silver bin was actually broken by the bin men themselves and credit where credit due they replaced it with a nice new one(it only needed a new lid). Am I to assume that if this happened again that we would have to "cough up" £35 . Erm no way good people at Waste and Recycling
Barbara Hughson
Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 2:08 pm
Great idea! So when someone's bin gets damaged, they'll just nick someone else's.