Your Waste & Recycling Service
Information for our blind/partially sighted residents
If you know a blind or partially sighted friend/relative, we would appreciate you passing on this information to them.
Along with our new blue recycling wheelie bin, we have also introduced a new 'notch' system to help our blind or partially sighted residents to identify which bin is for which type of waste.
In conjunction with advice from the Royal National Institute for the Blind, any new green/brown/blue standard sized bins (240 litre) that are issued as either replacement bins or to a new property will have notches of plastic removed from the lid.
So, as you face your bin:
The green bin will have a notch removed either side of the front of the lid
The brown bin will have a notch removed on the left hand side of the front of the lid
The blue bin will have a notch removed on the right hand side of the front of the lid
As soon as current stocks of the smaller (140 litre) and larger (360 litre) bins are depleted we will introduce the same notch code on the new