Barnsley Council's new bins plan for 1,250 new homes

Barnsley Council’s cabinet is expected to approve plans to spend £900,000 for new commercial and wheelie bins.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 6:17 pm

The new bins are needed to replace existing bins, and for the estimated 1,250 new homes that are planned in the borough – each of which require four new bins.

A report to Barnsley’s ruling cabinet states that finance officers say “prudential borrowing” is the most “cost-effective” mechanism to fund the bins over the next ten years.

Since April 2017, developers have paid a £99 delivery fee for each full set of new bins delivered to a new build property, at an approximate cost to the council of £75,000.

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Currently, the council receives 280 orders per week for new or replacement bins from residents, who have to pay a £25 fee for delivery.

The council estimates that they will need 16,000 large (240ltr) wheeled bins and 1,000 smaller (140ltr) wheelie bins to “satisfy the annual demand as a result of growth and replacement”.

A report to cabinet proposes that the council purchase 51,000 domesticand commercial bins over the period from 2021 to 2024 at approximately 17,000 in each year.

The total capital cost is estimated to be £300,000 per annum, equating to £900,000M in total.