Wheelie Bins

Birmingham City Council is proposing to discontinue the current black bag collection system and replace it with wheelie bins.


Each household will be issued with three wheelie bins and be expected to store these and deliver them to the roadside for weekly collections.

There has been no consultation with residents about this.

  • Will you have space to store these bins?

  • Will you be able to get them to the street to collection?

  • And even if you can, will you bother or just leave them outside as happens is so many other areas?

    Have your say on our Wheelie Bins Blog



    March 2013: The MRA Committee discussed the matter of wheelie bins and are agreed that these type of bins were unsuitable for use at most of the properties on the Estate (due to steps), would impact on the visual amenity of the conservation area if bins were left outside, and that elderly residents would not be able to move them.



  • Birmingham City Council - Wheelie Bins FAQ

  • Birmingham City Council - Refuse collection page with wheelie bin survey

  • Birmingham City Council - DLG Bid Cabinet Report



    Press coverage:

  • Council could lose money on 'garden tax' (Birmingham Mail, Feb 2013)

  • Dump the wheelie bins and save 20m, say Birmingham Lib Dems (Birmingham Mail, Feb 2013)

  • Brandwood and Harborne to trial Birmingham wheelie bins scheme (Birmingham Mail, Feb 2013)

  • Spend Birmingham's wheelie bin cash on front line (Birmingham Post, Feb 2013)

  • Chris Upton: Awaiting the arrival of the wheelie bin daleks (Birmingham Post, Jan 2013)

  • New row over Birmingham's 30 million wheelie bins (Birmingham Mail, Jan 2013)

  • Wheelie bins for Birmingham: A clear winner or a load of rubbish? (Birmingham Post, Dec 2012)