Recycling Collections

We provide wheelie bins and bags for the collection of recycling. These are collected on an alternate weekly schedule. Bins should be ready for collection by 6.30am and presented with the lid closed.

If you need additional bin capacity at your property, you can view the options and order bins on the Order Bins page.

You can find out more about recycling, including where your recycling goes on the Less Waste Leicestershire website.

Recycling bin - accepted items

  • Glass bottles and jars (no flat glass, mirrors, drinking glasses)
  • Metal drinks cans and food tins
  • Tinfoil and foil trays (must be clean)
  • Aerosol cans (must be empty)
  • Plastic bottles from the kitchen and bathroom
  • Plastic pots, tubs, trays, and punnets (any colour except black)
  • Plastic bags (not black)
  • A plastic film such as bubble wrap and cling film (must be clean)
  • Cardboard
  • Other cardboard - Cereal boxes, card from ready meal trays, egg boxes, toilet roll and kitchen roll middles
  • Greetings cards (no glitter or fabric)
  • Food and drink cartons, Tetra Paks, and crisp tubes
  • Paper - newspapers, magazines, leaflets, catalogues, directories, and paperback books (not hardback)
  • Office paper and envelopes
  • Plain wrapping paper (no glitter or fabric)
  • Shredded paper

Advice on excess waste and cardboard

  • Excess waste left next to the bin can't be collected. The only exception to this is cardboard.
  • So that the handling and loading of card onto our vehicles is safe for our staff, please ensure that card left next to your bin could all fit into your bin if it were empty with lid closed.
  • Larger pieces should be reduced so that they are no bigger than your bins dimensions.
  • Please remove any other material such as polystyrene.

No Thanks

  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Paint tins, cooking oil tins, or metal tubes like tomato puree
  • Black plastic of any kind
  • Hard plastic such as coat hangers, toys, CD cases
  • Metallised pouches from pet food or soft drinks
  • Small electrical items and batteries
  • Textiles (donate to charity)
  • Crisp packets or other metallised plastic wrappers from sweets, biscuits, tea bags
  • Plastic plant pots or seed trays of any colour
  • Polystyrene
  • Kitchen paper tissues or other tissue paper
  • Photographs or wallpaper

For a more detailed list of what can and cannot be accepted please visit the less waste link below.


Batteries are accepted on top of your recycling bin. Please place them in a sandwich bag for collection.

Accepted batteries

  • Used household batteries
  • Used mobile phone batteries
  • Used lithium batteries
  • Used hearing aid batteries

Batteries not accepted

  • Industrial batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Motorbike batteries

Small electrical items and textiles

You can donate textiles and small electrical items to the MIND Charity to raise funds and support people with mental health problems. More information is available on the Charity Collections page.

Replacement Bins

We may charge for a replacement bin if they have been damaged on purpose if they have been stolen or reported missing. No charges are applied for any damage caused by wear and tear to the bin.


If you'd like advice on recycling, fill in our contact form below and we'll get back to you.

Where does my recycling go?

The recyclable material we collect is taken to Casepak’s recycling facility. For information on where the material is recycled please visit the Less Waste website below. You can also view a recycling information booklet from Casepak which is on the link below.

Recycling collection dates

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Last updated 28 June 2024
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