Here we have the policy of Waveny Council . Slightly different to WMBC but connected to the Environmental Protection Acts. Interesting is the point about plastic sacs.
Why should I pay for my own bins?
In accordance with the Environmental Protection Acts, Waveney District Council are obliged to provide all households with suitable receptacle's for the disposal of household waste, black for residual waste and blue for dry recyclables. Whilst under no obligation we also supply a green Bin for garden waste.
These bins are used by householders but remain the property of the Council. Effectively we issue the bins on a long-term loan basis.
Due to the number of bins being lost and the subsequent cost of replacing them, we have adopted a system of charging for replacement bins in line with many other Councils.
What does it cost?
The cost of replacing a lost or stolen bin will be £28.00 . This will cover the cost of replacing the bin together with administration and delivery charges.
If I buy a replacement bin, does it then become my property?