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Order a bin & recycling containers

People living in St Helens Borough can order bins and recycling containers.

Recycling containers are free of charge; however, please note there is a delivery and administration charge of £28 for new or replacement brown or green bins. 

If your brown or green bin falls into the back of the collection vehicle we will log the issue on our in-cab computer system and automatically order you a free replacement bin.

From 12 December 2022, we no longer offer the option for broken brown and green bins to be repaired. This includes issues with broken lids, wheels and axles. This is due to difficultly getting spares for old bins and increased costs associated with bin repairs.

If your bin is missing a lid hinge we will post out a replacement hinge for free to see if you can fix the bin yourself. Broken bins must be replaced as it could result in us not being able to provide a collection.

All Recycling containers


Order your containers and bins

There are two ways you can place your order for all your items. You can order online on the link below, or ring our Contact Centre on 01744 676789.

Did you Know... you can collect white and blue bags from Wesley House reception 10am-2pm Monday to Friday. 

Order your containers / brown bin


Brown bin

Brown bins

You can order your brown bin via the link or through the Contact Centre on 01744 676789; you will get a date for delivery. While waiting for a delivery of a brown bin, please ensure any rubbish is securely tied in a bin bag with a label attached to say you are awaiting delivery of your bin. Each household/property is only entitled to one brown bin as per policy. We maybe able to provide you with an additional bin if you meet our criteria please request this below. 

Did you know... we spend over £25,000 every year on replacing brown bins that have gone missing or have been burnt. Taking your bin back to your property as soon as possible after collection can help prevent it from being stolen or vandalised.

Request an additional brown bin

green bin photo



Garden waste service

The garden waste collection is a subscription service. This year's subscription is between Monday 6 March 2023 and Friday 8 December 2023. The collection charge is £40 per bin for the 2023 subscription period. Please allow up to 10 working days for your permit to arrive, place it on the back of the bin under the handles.

If you require new or additional green bins, these can be purchased when you subscribe to the service.


Outside caddy with liner

Subscribe to the garden waste collection service



Food caddy bags

To obtain replacement food caddy bags, please tie a food bag to the handle of the kerbside caddy before putting it out for collection and the crew will leave a roll of bags. Our crews can sometimes run out of bags when they are out on their rounds, this is because there is only a small amount of storage space for them on the vehicle.

As an alternative, you can use your own liner or bag, or pick some up from Wesley House Reception, Corporation Street, Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. 

You can also check what goes in what bin, which will give you information to make sure you put the correct items in your containers. Sometimes the wrong thing ends up in the incorrect container; this will contaminate it, and can result in your recycling not being taken on your collection day.

You can print off your own leaflet in the downloads below.