Council are offering free wheelie bin lid clips upon request for properties exposed to high winds. These clips are designed to keep the lid of your wheelie bin sealed and secure in adverse weather conditions. This helps prevent littering and pollution when bins are tipped over, keeping your garden and the environment clean and green.

There are two types of clips. A light release clip for 80 litre rubbish bins and 240 litre recycling bins, and a heavy release clip for 240 litre rubbish bins. Organic waste bins usually don't need to have a clip applied, as we have found that the weight of the bin is sufficient to keep it stable.

Installation instructionsWheelie bin clip

1. Place the clip under the bin lid handle so the hook is facing down.

2. Bring the rounded end of the clip across the top of the bin lid handle and thread the hook through.

3. Pull the clip down so the hook catches the side of the bin.

For more help please view the installation video

To request a bin lid clip please pop in to the Council offices at 2 Norman Kirk Drive between 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday.  If you live further afield, send us an email at and provide your name, address and bin sizes, and we can post clips out to you.