The 330 bins were ordered after an audit last year which revealed that just under half of the 600-strong stock was ready for replacement.
The new 3,200 litre bins carry information signs letting residents know what can and can’t go into them and that CCTV operates in some areas as part of the council’s crackdown on fly-tipping.
Bulky waste can be taken to either of the Household Waste Recycling Sites, or via the chargeable bulky waste collection service provided by the council. There are also several charities in the city which will take furniture and other items, with some offering free collection. They include The Martlets Hospice, British Heart Foundation, Emmaus and YMCA.
Trade waste is not allowed in any council provided bin, unless the business is taking part in the council’s new chargeable commercial waste service.