Melton Borough Council

My Account will be unavailable between 6pm - 10pm on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 6pm - 9pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019

Due to routine maintenance My Account will be unavailable between 6pm-10pm on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 6pm-9pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

What goes in your brown bin

From October 1st 2019 recycling that contains contaminants will not be collected by the crews until the contaminants have been removed.

How to present your recycling

  • Empty, rinse and dry all bottles, jars and containers and place lids back on
  • Flatten cardboard* and cartons – keep it dry
  • Place lids back on all bottles, jars and cartons
  • Items should go in loose
  • All packaging should be empty

*Large pieces of neatly flattened cardboard can be left by the side of your recycling bin

Brown bins are for certain types of recycling only. We accept:

  • Plastic bottles, please put their tops on
  • Plastic food containers, such as yoghurt pots/margarine tubs, please make sure they are clean.
  • White and clear plastic ready meal trays and yoghurt pots - please note we do not accept black ready meal trays
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Greeting cards
  • Telephone Directories e.g. Yellow pages
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Food tins and drink cans, please make sure they are clean
  • Foil trays 
  • Empty aerosols
  • Drink and food cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars, please make sure that they are clean
  • Shredded paper
  • Egg boxes
  • Foil

We do not accept the following in brown bins:

  • Black plastics - ready meal trays, meat packaging, black sacks, and any other black coloured plastic containers.
  • Electrical items
  • Textiles
  • Batteries
  • Food waste
  • Wood
  • Nappies
  • Green waste
  • Toys
  • Ceramics
  • Ornaments
  • CDs and DVDs 
  • Liquid filled bottles
If you have a mobile phone you would like to recycle visit Envirofone which is an easy way to get cash for your old mobile phone. 
A complete list of items that can be recycled can be downloaded below:

Recycling guide