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Recycling & Waste Services

Waste left out for collection must be contained in the bin or recycling container provided.

A fixed penalty notice of up to £100, maximum penalty of up to £2,500 can be served if waste is deposited or fly tipped without due care, or when a householder fails to secure their bin after their collection. 

 

 

  • Household waste is increasing every year, St.Helens Council have to meet strict targets on reducing waste going to landfill (tip) and at the same time increase recycling, a fine of £150 per tonne is payable for waste being landfilled over the fixed targets.
  • The Council spends over £25,000 every year on replacing brown bins which have gone missing or have been burnt.
  • Householders are liable for claims arising from loss, damage or injury caused by their bin left out on any day apart from collection day.
  • Persistent offenders who leave side waste, fly tipping or do not secure their refuse bin, by taking it back onto their property after collection can be served with a fixed penalty notice of up to £100, maximum penalty on conviction of up to £2,500.

All householders have a duty of care to ensure their waste is disposed of properly and to take reasonable measures to ensure their waste is passed to contractors registered to transport and dispose of waste.  A guide to managing your waste. 

Find out more about how to dispose of your waste.

Landlords, Letting Agents and Tenants have a responsibility to ensure that waste from rental properties is stored and disposed of correctly as required by law.

This means that Landlords have a duty of care to ensure all their tenants are disposing of all household waste in a responsible manner. Reasonable steps should be made by the landlord to communicate to their tenant(s) what is and isn’t acceptable when disposing of their household waste under the Duty of Care (England & Wales) Regulations 2005. In order for waste to be safely stored and disposed of from rented properties, it is clear that Landlords/Letting Agents need to work with their tenants to make sure that all obligations are fulfilled.

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 allow Local Authorities to issue Fixed Penalty Notices for some Duty of Care offences as a lesser route of enforcement and avoid prosecution through Magistrates Court.

If a tenant has moved into a rented accommodation and bins/containers have not been provided then the tenancy agreement should be checked to see if it states whether they will be provided.

It is the responsibility of the tenant to dispose of their household waste using the bins and recycling containers provided, should any become damaged, lost or stolen then it is the responsibility of the tenant to purchase replacements. Information regarding bin charges and how to purchase new bins can be obtained online.

Please Note; all receptacles remain the property of St.Helens Council and cannot be taken when moving from one property to another.

How to order:

For single occupancy properties, new and replacement bins and recycling containers can be ordered online or by email or telephone the contact centre.

For multi occupancy properties please email or telephone the contact centre for new or replacement containers.

Email: Contactcentre@sthelens.gov.uk

Telephone: 01744 676789

 

For more advice and guidance please refer to our booklet Waste from Rental Properties 

All new residential developments in St.Helens must be provided to the satisfaction of the Council with adequate provision for the storage, collection and management of its waste and recycling needs.

Property developers must provide residual (household) waste bins for all new multi-occupancy properties.

The Council will provide replacement bins at multi-occupancy properties.

It is the responsibility of the homeowner of single occupancy properties to order their first bin and recycling containers.

Information on how to order a new bin can be obtained by telephoning or emailing the contact centre.

The first bin at a new property is free of charge.

How to order:

For multi occupancy properties please email or telephone the contact centre for information on charges and new or replacement containers.

Homeowners in single occupancy properties can order new bins by telephoning or emailing the contact centre.

Email: Contactcentre@sthelens.gov.uk

Telephone: 01744 676789

For more advice and guidance please refer to our booklet New Property Developments 

 

It is the responsibility of all new homeowners to order their own household waste bin and order any recycling containers. Information on how to order a new bin can be obtained by telephoning or emailing the contact centre.

The first bin at a new property is free of charge.

Email: Contactcentre@sthelens.gov.uk

Telephone: 01744 676789