Melton Borough Council

My Account down for essential maintenance Saturday 19th January 2019

Due to routine maintenance My Account will be unavailable on Saturday 19th January 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.

What goes in your brown bin

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

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic food containers, such as yoghurt pots/margarine tubs
  • 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
  • Foil trays
  • Empty aerosols
  • Drink and food cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • 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.