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Moving into a new house? All about your bins

Welcome to Lichfield District!

If you are moving into a new-build home, and there are no bins at your property, we will supply two bins for free (a blue bin for recycling and a black bin for non-recyclable waste). Because we need to check that you are registered for council tax before delivering your bins, please call us on 01543 308000 to request your bins. Our phone lines are open Monday - Friday 8.45am – 5pm.

If you are moving into an existing home and there are bins at your property, please be aware that we will not be able to change them for you, even if they are not brand new.

If however your new home is missing a bin(s), please call us on 01543 308000 to order your replacement bin(s). Our phone lines are open Monday - Friday 8.45am – 5pm.

Please note: When we deliver bins (replacement or new) they will not always be brand new bins. We are committed to recycling and we clean and reuse bins wherever possible. Thanks for your understanding.

What waste can I put in my bins?

To find out what waste to put in your bins, and what not to put in your bins, read our guide to your bins - what goes in each bin.

When will my bins be emptied?

Your bins will be emptied on an alternate fortnightly basis. Visit our bin calendar to find out when to put your bins out.

Want a garden bin service?

If you would like to receive a fortnightly collection of garden waste, please sign up to our garden waste service. The service costs £36 a year and runs January – December (with a 2 week Christmas shut down). To sign up to our garden waste service, visit, where you can also order new or additional garden (brown) bins.

To find out more about our garden waste service, read our frequently asked questions about garden waste.

Need bulky or scrap items collected?

Moving is always hard work! If you need help getting rid of big items, why not take advantage of our bulky (such as a bed or sofa) and scrap metal (such as a fridge or freezer) collection services?

Prices start from just £17 and you can book completely online and select your collection day.

Want to order an additional blue bin?

If you always fill your recycling bin and want to recycle more, we provide additional blue bins for free. Order an additional blue bin.

Need help getting your bins to the kerbside?

We provide assisted collections to help people who are unable to move their bins to the kerb and have no one else (aged 16+) living in their house who can help them to do this. Request an assisted collection.


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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.