When is my waste collected?
View collection calendars for 2013 for:
Bank Holidays: There are no bin
collections on Bank Holiday Mondays, all services move on a day.
This means normal Monday collections are carried out on
Tuesday, and so on through the week. If your normal collection day
is Friday, your bin will be collected on Saturday. The waste
collection calendars above, and the online service: "when is
my next waste collection" will show when your bins will be
collected in Bank Holiday weeks.
How is my waste collected?
- Non-recyclable waste is collected from the black wheeled bins
- Garden waste is collected fortnightly from households who are
members of the Green Waste Club. (from
- Recyclable materials are collected from the brown bins every
two weeks (from 02-04-12).
- Alternatively, you can take your recyclable waste to any
recycling sites in the borough. Recyclable and
non-recyclable household waste can be taken to Household Waste Recycling Centres.
- Problems with your collections? Please contact us on 01664
What can I put in the bins?
Bins are for recyclable waste (from 02-04-12).
- Black Bins are for non-recyclable waste.
How can larger items be disposed of?
For disposal of items too large for normal waste collection,
there are several options:
- A bulky waste collection service is offered
by Melton Borough Council for bulky items for a small
- Melton Furniture
Project - good-quality furniture, small electrical
items and bric-a-brac for reuse. They collect free of charge
from addresses in Melton Borough and Rutland. Call on 01664
- Freecycle, Freeuseit and 2recycle - online services
for donating and receiving usable household items of any
size, with no money changing hands. The person who
receives an item should expect to collect it.
- Household Waste Recycling
Centres (HWRCs) - furniture, carpets etc for
recycling. Householders must deliver items to the HWRC
Where does my recycling go?
In 2012 / 2013 a new mixed or co-mingled recycling service was
introduced. Since that time all the mixed recycling materials
collected by the council is sent to a Materials Recycling Facility
(MRF) in Aldridge, nr Walsall. This Biffa run facility is one of
the largest in the UK and handles 1000’s of tonnes of mixed
materials each year from many councils across the Midlands.
Once the materials have been sorted out into separate lots of
paper, metals, plastics and glass it is bulked up and moved
on to various re-processors to be recycled and reused. A full list
of the re-processors who currently ultimately receive the materials
you placed outside your homes for us to collect is available
Eat Well, Waste Less
Melton Borough Council are running an initiative to help the
resident of Melton Borough to save money and help the environment
by reducing their household food waste. More information on our Eat
Well, Waste Less campaign is available here.