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Grey bins (for rubbish that can't be recycled)

All households in Oldham are entitled to one standard sized (240 litre) grey bin for general rubbish that can't be recycled.

If you don't already have a grey bin please contact us on 0161 770 6644 to order. Payment can be made using credit or debit card.

  • Standard size (240 litre) grey bin = £30.75
  • Refurbished standard size (240 litre) grey bin* = £18.45
  • Slimline (140 litre) grey bin = £27.68
  • Refurbished slimline (140 litre) grey bin* = £14.35
*Refurbished, used bins may be available, please ask when ordering.

If your bin is damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced, please let us know. Repairs and replacements are free of charge.

If you already have a general rubbish bin but think you need another or a bigger one, please the “Extra grey bins” section below.

Stolen bins

Most bin thefts happen on collection day, after bins have been emptied.

You can avoid your bin being stolen by taking it back in as soon as possible after collection or, if you can’t, ask a neighbour to bring it back in for you.

If your bin is stolen, we would advise:

  • To wait until your next collection day to see if your bin is put back out and then reclaim it.
  • If you know who has taken it, let us know so we can help you get it back.
  • If you don’t know who has taken it and it doesn’t turn up on collection day, then unfortunately a replacement bin is chargeable.

There is a charge for replacement grey bins. We have a discretionary policy if your bin is repeatedly stolen and we have a record of this. We would not expect residents to regularly pay to replace stolen bins.

Please don’t report stolen bins to the police.

Recycling bins

All recycling bins are free of charge and are available in the following sizes (capacity shown in litres):

Paper and card

  • Blue bins (standard size 240 litres)
  • No Blo Bag (40 litres)

Glass, plastic and tins

  • Brown bins (standard size 240 litre)
  • Black boxes for glass, plastic and jars (70 litres)

Food and garden waste

  • Small food caddy for indoor use (7 litres)
  • Large food caddy for outdoor use (23 litres)
  • Smaller green bin for food and garden waste (140 litre)
  • Larger green bin for food and garden waste (240 litre)

If you need to order new recycling bins, swap the ones you have for a larger size or if your existing recycling bins are damaged and need repairing or replacing, please fill in the form.

Extra grey bins

If you only have one grey bin and you are recycling all your rubbish, you may be entitled to extra rubbish bins if your household is in any of the following groups:

  • five or more people in your house
  • produce extra waste for medical reasons
  • have 2 or more children in nappies
  • live in a multiple occupancy building e.g. a house that has been converted into flats
  • already have an authorised extra grey rubbish bin that you think will be too small.

To apply for an additional grey bin, please complete the application form.

Please note that any households found to have more than one grey bin that has not been authorised will have this extra bin removed.

Remove an abandoned bin