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Extra Refuse Capacity

Extra Refuse Bin Applications


How do I qualify for extra bin capacity?

Charges for extra bin capacity

How do I request it?

If you think your black residual waste bin is not big enough for your needs and want to apply for a extra capacity (a bigger bin or an extra bin), please read the following information:   

Household Size

Households of six or more permanent residents can receive extra refuse (black bin) capacity, as long as they meet all other relevant conditions (see below). We will need to see evidence of the number of residents in your household. 

You can also apply if there are other exceptional circumstances that lead to you producing a higher level of waste than normal. We will consider each case individually, but would expect that you make every reasonable effort to reduce the amount of waste you produce as much as possible.


You must recycle as much as possible.  Paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, clean food tins and drink cans, plastic bottles and containers, waxed cartons, household batteries can all be recycled through the burgundy bin.  Recycling banks can also be found at some supermarkets and at Household Waste Recycling Centres (Stonegravels, Chesterfield and Buttermilk Lane, Duckmanton) for the recycling of these materials.

Households who don't recycle will not be issued with extra bin capacity, and we may withdraw the extra bin capacity if you fail to recycle; your black/grey bin is not intended for disposal of items that can be recycled. 

Reducing Your Waste

You can reduce the volume of your waste by flattening or squashing items before putting them into your bin. Squash plastic bottles, cans, waxed cartons and flatten cardboard boxes before putting them in your burgundy bin.

Remember that garden prunings should go into your green bin; plastic bottles and containers, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, clean food tins and drink cans, clean waxed cartons and paper should go into your burgundy bin; and the Household Waste Recycling Centre is the best place to get rid or larger items that can't be recycled. We need to be sure that you are doing what you can to reduce the amount of waste going into your bin.

Circumstances of Household Occupants

If your household produces a large amount of medical waste (due to disability or other similar causes) this will support your application for extra bin capacity. We will still consider the other factors above when making our decision.


There is a one-off charge of £20 (£10 if on qualifying benefits). 

We will send a review form every 2 years to check that your household still needs the extra capacity.

Requesting An Extra Bin

If you would like to apply for extra bin capacity please contact our Clean and Green Line (details at bottom of page).

Alternatively you can print out and return the application form found at the bottom of this page. 

Link to top of page

Contact Details

  • Clean and Green Neighbourhoods Service
  • 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6NG
  • Location District Council Offices
  • Telephone 01246 217610