Assisted Bin Lift Service

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recognises that there may be a need to alter bin collections for people who have specific disabilities or medical conditions. As a result, the Council offers an Assisted Bin Lift service.

The Council asks that people who are unable to place their bins at the roadside / kerbside for collection look to family, friends and neighbours in the first instance to assist.

The Assisted Bin Lift service aims to give assistance to people who have no other person locally who can give assistance in placing their bins out for collection.

The Assisted Bin Lift service permits Council employees to enter external areas of the property to collect and return the bin from an approved location on the resident’s premises, following a successful application.

Each application will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.  Where steps, gradients or other health and safety issues are identified as part of the onsite visit residents will be asked to relocate their bin(s) to another area of their property or to the kerbside/roadside.

Where an Assisted Bin Lift service is requested by someone who lives on a shared lane/drive, each application will be assessed on a case by case basis.  In assessing such applications, the Council may request the submission of an indemnity letter from the householder requesting the service. The purpose of the indemnity letter is to protect the Council against any loss as a result of providing the service.

Please note – there is no guarantee of an Assisted Bin Lift service being approved for each application.

Please note – if your application has been successful, the service will only begin when all clarifications have been addressed and you have received written confirmation from the Council.


The Council Policy in relation to these additional services can be accessed below.  Should you wish to apply for any of these additional services please complete the relevant application form and return it to either:

Refuse Supervisor, Waste and Recycling, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Killyvilly Depot, 152 Tempo Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 4GD

Refuse Supervisor, Waste and Recycling, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Gortrush Depot, Mullaghmenagh Upper, Great Northern Road, Omagh, County Tyrone, BT78 5EJ


Should you wish to discuss the additional services or have queries in relation to the application process please contact our offices at 0300 303 1777

File Type Size Date
Assisted Bin, Additional Bin and 360L Blue Bin Policy pdf 736 KB 5th September 2022
Assisted Bin Application Form docx 163 KB 5th September 2022