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Recycling Collections

We provide wheelie bins and bags for the collection of recycling. These are collected on an alternate weekly schedule.

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

  • Plastic bottles – milk, mineral water, drinks bottles, shampoo, detergent, bleach, fabric conditioners etc
  • Tins and cans – aluminium drink cans and steel food tins - please rinse these out
  • Sweet/chocolate tins
  • Foil – tin foil, foil trays, foil pie trays, takeaway trays
  • Empty aerosol cans – hairspray, deodorants etc
  • White food trays
  • Fruit punnets and plastic tubs
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Card and plastic egg boxes
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Carrier Bags
  • Glass bottles (any colour)
  • Glass jars (any colour)
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Shredded paper (contained)
  • Envelopes
  • Catalogues
  • Cereal boxes
  • Telephone directories
  • Cardboard

Recycling bin - items not accepted

  • Garden waste 
  • Nappies
  • Black plastic food trays (due to carbon pigments in the plastic)
  • Black bin liners
  • Plant pots and seed trays
  • Foam food boxes
  • Paint tins
  • Polystyrene
  • Hard plastics, for example coat hangers
  • Household/garden/pet waste
  • Crisp bags/food wrappers
  • Kitchen utensils and cutlery
  • Video cassettes
  • Broken or plate glass
  • Bubble wrap
  • Pyrex/crockery/ceramics
  • Glass ornaments
  • Hardback books
  • Used kitchen paper/tissues
  • Food


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
  • Motor bike 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.


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Last updated 14 March 2019
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