Black bins (household waste)

Your black bin is for general residual waste. This is waste that cannot be reused or recycled, and is not hazardous.

Acceptable waste
  • Food waste (Please compost where possible)
  • Polystyrene
  • Disposable nappies
  • Broken drinking glasses and crockery
  • Old style light bulbs
Unacceptable waste
  • All recyclable items
  • Batteries
  • Paint tins - containing paint
  • Wood
  • Small electricals (find out how to recycle small electrical items)
  • Rubble
  • Energy efficient light bulbs and Fluorescent tubes
  • Soil
  • Sand
  • Vapes (both disposable and reusable)

If you can't find what you are looking for in the lists above, you can view Leicestershire County Council's "How do I dispose of...." guide

Black bin collections

We will collect waste from the black bin once a fortnight. To find out which day your black bin will be emptied, please see Bin collection dates.

We start our collections at 7.30am. Your bin must be on the boundary of your property before 7.30am, but after 7.00pm the previous evening. Please make sure it is visible to our crew.

After your bin has been emptied, please return it back onto your property by the end of the collection day. If you leave it out on the pavement, it may become a nuisance to people in the area.

Please note:

  • Black bin lids must be closed when placed out for collection
  • Overflowing bins and side waste will not be collected

If you have too much waste for your bin, please call 01664 502502 to arrange a side waste collection.

Additional waste can also be taken to your nearest household waste and recycling site found on the Leicestershire County Council website.

Order a bin

If you do not have a black bin, or you need an additional bin, please see Order a new bin.

Last updated 16 May 2024
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