We work closely with Barnsley Council and other partners to make sure your estate is clean, attractive, and well kept.
Our promise to you is that we will:
We need your help to keep your estate in good condition. Here’s how you can support us:
Barnsley Council provide a kerbside collection service of household and recycled waste. Your grey household waste bin is emptied one week, and your coloured recycling bins are emptied on the other weeks.
Each household should have the following:
*The green bin comes in two sizes. The standard bin is 240 litres, or a smaller 140 litre bin is provided at properties without gardens or where storage space is limited.
It’s your responsibility to put the right things in the right bin. The council can’t empty your bins unless the lids are fully closed and there’s no contamination.
Please take any large unwanted items to your local household waste recycling centre (free to use) or arrange for them to be collected by the council (a small fee will apply).
Use the links below to get more information:
Find a household waste recycling centre
What you can take to the household waste recycling centre (tip)
Request a large item collection (Barnsley Council paid service)
We expect our tenants to keep their garden tidy and in a reasonable condition and we may take action against tenants who fail to do this.
We can offer advice to vulnerable tenants who are finding it difficult to keep their garden tidy.
Barnsley Council have a grass cutting schedule, you can find out what they do and when they will be cutting the grass on the public areas of your estate.
If you need some help with your garden, the companies listed below who we have found to be competitively priced and trustworthy may be of interest. Please note, we’re only signposting and have no other responsibility over this service. You choose a company and negotiate with them directly - this arrangement is between you and the company, not Berneslai Homes.
If you want to have a shed or greenhouse in your garden, you must ask us for permission.
You’ll also be expected to keep any structures in a good state of repair and painted regularly.
We’ll aim to give you a decision within 5 working days of us getting all the information required. This may take longer if we need to carry out an inspection. If we can’t make a decision at this time, we’ll contact you and tell you why there’s a delay.
As well as written permission from Berneslai Homes, you may need building regulations approval or planning permission from Barnsley Council.
Allotments are a great way to get outdoors and enjoy nature, grow your own fresh fruit and vegetables and help improve your health and wellbeing.
We manage a small number of allotments for rent located at Bly Road, Darfield and Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar.
If there’s a waiting list, we’ll let the next available allotment in order of date of application.
Allotment rent depends on its location and site. You can phone us on 01226 787878 for more information.
Join the register to rent an allotment managed by us
Barnsley Council also offer more allotments:
10th floor, Gateway Plaza, off Sackville St, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2RD
Berneslai Homes Limited is a company controlled by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 4548803