According to the Ministry of Environment, household waste makes up around 80% of the total waste in Birmingham. The rest is commercial and industrial waste. This figure is likely to rise with the growing population and increasing living standards.
The amount of rubbish generated by households has increased significantly over the years. This has led to a significant increase in the number of street bins that are being used for household waste disposal. The bins are placed at strategic locations along streets and corners so that people can dispose of their rubbish without carrying it home or waiting for a bin collection truck.