Missed recycling and garden waste collections in Blackfordby - Friday 18 June 2021
We have been unable to complete collections of recycling and garden waste on the streets below due to a crane blocking access to the roads.
- Sandtop Close
- Thorntop Close
- Briar Close
If your collection was affected, we will try our best to return on Monday 21 June. Please leave your bins and containers our before 6am on Monday, or the night before. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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.
Missed black bin, garden bin and yellow bag collections - Thursday 4 March
Missed black bin collections
We were unable to complete collections of black bins in the following areas on Thursday 4 March 2021. Please leave your bin out for us to collect on Friday 5 March.
- Main Street, Heather
- Chandlers Croft, Ibstock
Missed garden bin and yellow bag collections
We were unable to complete collections of garden bins and yellow bags on the following street on Thursday 4 March 2021. Please leave your bin out for collection on Friday 5 March.
- Usbourne Way, Ibstock
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Garden waste and cardboard collections - Ravenstone (Thursday 25 February)
Unfortunately we were unable to complete our collections of garden waste and cardboard on Thursday 25 February for the streets below. Please leave the bins/bags out for collection and we will return on Friday 26 February.
- Buckthorn Road, Ravenstone
- Hornbeam Close, Ravenstone
- Alderwood Close, Ravenstone
- Redwood Close, Ravenstone
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
New Street, Kegworth - red box and blue bag collections (Tuesday 23 February)
We were unable to complete collections of red boxes and blue bags from New Street in Kegworth on Tuesday 23 February due to parked vehicles blocking access.
We will return for the boxes and bags on Tuesday 2 March. If your collections were affected, please put the red boxes and blue bags out on the evening of Monday 1 March ready for collection.
Missed cardboard and garden waste collections - The Limes in Ravenstone on Friday 19 February 2021
Unfortunately we were unable to complete our collection of cardboard and garden waste on Friday 19 February on The Limes estate in Ravenstone. This includes Belmont Drive, Claremont Drive and the smaller roads linking to these.
We will try our best to return on Monday 22 February so please leave the bags and bins out on the night of Sunday 21 February. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Fri 18 June, 2021 @ 16:08