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Report a problem with your bin

You can report a:

  • missed bin collection
  • lost, stolen or burnt bin
  • damaged bin
  • bin spillage
  • bin wasn't returned to its collection point

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Missed bin collection

If you think we've missed your bin, please tell us as soon as possible so we can investigate. If appropriate, we'll arrange another collection.

Before you report your bin, please check your collection day.

We may not have collected your bin because: 

  • it wasn't left out on time. Leave your bin out by 7am and keep it out until 8pm if it hasn't been collected.
  • you've put the wrong materials in your bin.  See what goes in my bins?.
  • your collection is on a public holiday when collection times change. See holiday bin collections.
  • your bin was too heavy.
  • it had no lid or the lid was not fully closed.
  • our bin lorry has broken down.
  • bad weather stopped us collecting your bin.
  • we couldn’t get access to your street due to parked cars.

To report a missed bin collection:

Lost bin

If you lose your bin we can check to see if it can be tracked down. 

To report a lost bin:

Stolen or burnt bin

If you think your bin has been stolen, please contact the police. If it has been stolen or burnt as a result of antisocial behaviour, you may be entitled to a new bin free of charge.

You will need a PSNI reference number to order a new bin. Once you get this number, select the burnt or stolen option in the order a new bin online form. 

If you need help, please phone us on 028 9027 0230.

Damaged bin

If you think your bin has been damaged by one of our lorries, we can investigate further.  

To report a damaged bin

If you think your bin has been deliberately damaged or vandalised you should report it to the police. 

If the bin can't be used because of the damage you’ll need to order a new bin. You will need a PSNI reference number to order a new bin. Once you get this number, select the burnt or stolen option in the order a bin online form.

Bin spillage

To report a bin spillage on your street or entry:

Bin wasn't returned to its collection point

If you report that your bin hasn't been returned to its collection point, we'll try and return it to you within one working day. 

To report a bin that hasn't been returned to its collection point:


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028 9027 0230
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Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
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