2021/22 waste collection calendar deliveries
The 2021/22 waste collection calendars are now being delivered to households throughout North West Leicestershire. The deliveries will finish on Friday 29 October 2021, unless you are on our rural collection round. Rural collection calendars will be delivered during one week in November.
If you are on our food waste collection trial, there will be no change to your collection day.
The calendars detail your household recycling and waste collection dates for the next 13 months, starting from November 2021 (including Christmas and New Year collections) through to November 2022.
Please read your calendar carefully as some households will have a change to their recycling and waste collection day, and / or the week it is collected on. If there are any changes to your collections, you will receive a letter explaining the changes.
The changes are due to a review of the efficiency of recycling and waste collections and vehicle routes around the district. This work has considered new homes that have been built in the district, the need for collection rounds to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible, and a desire to reduce vehicle emissions as much as possible.
You can also view and download your waste collection calendar online from Saturday 30 October 2021 using the 'my location search box' available on every webpage across the NWLDC website or by logging into your self-account.
If you have not received your waste collection calendar by Monday 1 November 2021 (unless you are on the rural collection round), please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01530 454545
Red box delivery delays
Our supplier of red boxes is having difficulty getting them to us. This is because of the HGV driver shortage and difficulty getting materials to make the boxes.
If you have ordered a red box, we won’t be able to provide one until at least the week commencing 18 October.
In the meantime, please use a bag for life (not a carrier bag) or a plastic box (not a cardboard box) for your plastic and cans, and for your glass (please don’t overfill as they can get heavy).
If your red box is damaged but is still safe to use, please carry on using it. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Recycling collections in windy weather
If you have a recycling collection during windy conditions, you can help us to keep your neighbourhood tidy by doing the following:
- Fasten the velcro lids on your yellow and blue bags
- Put a lid on your red box
- Try not to overfill your red boxes - squeezing and squashing your plastic, cans and tins can help
- If possible, don't stack your red boxes.
These things help to stop your recycling from escaping and littering your neighbourhood.
If you need a new red box and/or lid please order one online or call 01530 454545 to request one.
We are very grateful to our residents who help to clear up any escaped recycling.
Extra recycling? Help us to collect it with these tips...
Glass and plastic/cans/tins
You can put extra red box recycling out in reusable plastic containers such as a washing up bowl or plastic storage boxes/baskets. Please make sure glass is always kept in a separate container to plastic/cans/tins/foil.
You can also order extra red boxes online.
Unsure which items you can recycle? Find out here.
Extra cardboard which does not fit in the yellow bag should be flattened to no bigger than 2ft x 2ft and left next to the red boxes, weighed down if you can.
Please also remove any packaging such as polystyrene, plastic film/wrapping and any plastic straps. We can only collect clean cardboard (without any food left on it).
If you regularly have more paper than will fit in your blue bag, you can order another blue bag. If you only occasionally have extra paper to recycle, please try to spread the amount you put out over a few collections.
Recycling put out in plastic bags will not be collected by our crews due to the issues they cause. Find out how plastic bags cause problems.
Since 2014, we no longer provide a second garden bin for extra garden waste. Some households have two garden bins which dates to a time where the Council did permit additional bins. Over time this resulted in significant additional time to collect the garden waste being produced.
If you have more garden waste than will fit in your bin, please take a look at our tips and advice for disposing of extra garden waste.
We won’t collect extra black bin waste. This includes bags placed at the side of the bin and bags placed on top of the black bin.
Please remember that bin lids should be fully closed. The crew may remove bags that are stopping the lid from closing and leave them inside the bin after collection.
Take a look at our Excess Rubbish Advice - it has lots of helpful tips and hints on how to reduce the waste in your bin.
Incomplete black bin and cardboard collections in Ibstock - Thursday 7 January 2020
Today, Thursday 7 January we have unfortunately not been able to collect black bins and cardboard from some streets in Ibstock. We'll return tomorrow, so please leave your bins and cardboard out tonight - we apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Black bins and cardboard not collected from:
- Laud Close
- Valley Road
Cardboard not collected from:
- Brookside Crescent
- Chestnut Close
- Oak Drive
- Rowan Drive
- Spring Road
- St. Denys Crescent
- Sycamore Close
- The Hastings
'Tis the season to recycle!
Below is some useful information and top tips to make recycling easier at Christmas!
- Wrapping paper can only be recycled in the blue bag if it passes the scrunch test. Foil or plastic based wrapping paper which doesn't scrunch up (and stay scrunched!) isn't recyclable. Please put any brown wrapping paper in the yellow bag.
- If you have extra recycling (tins, cans, plastics and glass) over Christmas, please avoid putting it in plastic bags. Instead use a plastic container like a washing-up bowl or plastic box - keeping glass separate. Extra cardboard neatly stacked/bundled measuring 2ft x 2ft will be taken.
- Will you be enjoying roast turkey, nut roast or something else delicious in a foil dish or tray? If so, remember to give it a quick rinse and recycle it in your red box! All other types of foil can be recycled if it's clean.
- We will collect your real Christmas tree so it can be turned into compost! Just pop it inside your garden bin (not next to it).
The bid lid should fully close so trees may need to be trimmed/cut in order to fit. You can also take real Christmas trees to one of Leicestershire County Council’s Recycling and Household Waste Sites.
- Batteries and mobile phones should always be kept out of the black bin as they are a fire risk. Used batteries and old mobile phones can be put in a lidded, recyclable container (e.g. jam jar or plastic takeaway tub) and put it out next to the red boxes for collection.
- Will you be enjoying some cranberry sauce or festive chutney over Christmas? Did you know you can recycle the plastic or metal lids? Simply unscrew the lid placing it in your red box with the rest of your tins, cans and plastics!
- Christmas cards can be recycled in the yellow bag.
- Small electrical items such as fairy lights should be kept out of the black bin. They can be taken to one of Leicestershire County Council’s Recycling and Household Waste Sites.
Please note over Christmas domestic waste left next to your bin won't be collected. Instead everyone will receive at least one extra domestic waste collection in place of a garden waste collection. Please refer to your collection calendar for further information.
2020/21 Waste Collection Calendar deliveries
We have started hand delivering our 2020/21 waste collection calendars. The deliveries began today - Monday 26 October 2020 - and will continue throughout the next month, finishing on Monday 30 November 2020.
The calendars detail your recycling and waste collection dates for 12 months starting from December 2020 (including your Christmas and New Year collections) through to November 2021.
Take a look at our sneak preview of the rear calendar design which has important recycling information and to see how we plan to help everyone recycle more!
When you receive the calendar, please read it carefully – especially for your collections over the Christmas and New Year period.
If you have not received a waste collection calendar by Tuesday 1 December 2020, please email email@example.com or call 01530 454545.
You will also be able to view and download your waste collection calendar online from Sunday 6 December 2020 using the 'my location search box' available on every webpage across our website or by logging into your self-account.
Last updated: Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 15:11