'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 isn't recyclable.
- 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, please try to keep 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 out on one of your garden waste collections during January or February for collection. If it's over 6ft please cut it in half.
- Household batteries can be recycled at the Council Offices on Whitwick Road, Coalville - opening hours, Hermitage Leisure Centre, Silver Street, Whitwick - opening hours or Hood Park Leisure Centre, North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch - opening hours.
- 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.
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.
Frozen garden bins 14th December 2018
Due to the freezing temperatures garden waste is freezing to the inside of the bin due to the high moisture content. We will try to release as much of the contents as possible, but we will be unable to return to empty frozen bins. If the garden waste does not come out when our garden collection team put it on the lifters, please take it back in and represent it on your next scheduled collection.
We apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Collection day change for parts of Ravenstone from December 2018
From December 2018 onwards please note only some parts of Ravenstone have had a change to their refuse and recycling collections from a Friday to a Thursday. Please refer to your calendar and enclosed letter which were delivered in November. This affected the streets below:
- Alderwood Close
- Appletree Close
- Buckthorn Road
- Hemlock Road
- Hornbeam Close
- Larch Drive
- Redwood Close
- Spruce Drive
- Yew Tree Square
Other streets have had the collection day changed from a Friday to a Thursday, but also the refuse and recycling collections have been swapped over – again please refer to your calendar and enclosed letter which were delivered in November. This affected the streets below:
- Beesley Lane
- Creswell Drive
- Heather Lane
- Ibstock Road
- Kelham Grove
- Jennys Lane
- Leicester Road
- Millers Walk
- Nursery Close
- St Marys Lane
- The Croft
- The Old Nurseries
- Wash Lane
- Willars Way
- Windmill Close
Please note the collection information on our website using the My Location search box for ALL of the above streets is incorrect. This has already been reported to the company who manage our website who will correct the information as soon as possible.
Therefore please refer to the calendar you received in November, if you didn’t receive one please contact: email@example.com
We apologise to our residents for any inconvenience caused.
Non collection on Dauphine Close, Coalville.
Our residents of Dauphine Close, Coalville, didn't have their red box and blue bag collections this week due to the road closure and blocked access on the estate. The contractors on site will be doing a letter drop by Monday 12th to advise that we will return to empty the red boxes and blue bags on Tuesday the 13th November. We apologise for any inconvenience.
New 2018/19 waste collection calendars are on the way in November!
Throughout this November we'll be hand delivering the new 2018/19 waste collection calendars to your house. They provide you with all the recycling and refuse collections dates for this Christmas and for all of next year until November 2019.
The new calendars will also be available to download from Monday the 3rd of December 2018 using the 'my location search box', available on every webpage across our website. Simply just enter the first line of your address.
Tuesday 30 October - Friday 2 November 2018 we'll be delivering in: Belton, Breedon on the Hill, Castle Donington, Coalville (part), Coleorton (part) Diseworth, Griffydam, Hemington, Isley Walton, Kegworth, Lockington, Long Whatton, Newbold Coleorton, Osgathorpe, Peggs Green, Swannington, Thringstone, Tongue Whitwick (part), Wilson, Worthington.
Tuesday 6 November - Friday 9 November 2018 we'll be delivering in: Coalville (part, but majority) Hugglescote & Whitwick (part, but majority).
Tuesday 13 November - Friday 16 November 2018 we'll be delivering in: Acresford, Appleby Magna, Bardon, Donington le Heath, Donisthorpe, Ellistown, Heather, Hugglescote, Ibstock, Measham, Moira (part), Newton Burgoland, Oakthorpe, Ravenstone (part), Snarestone, Swepstone.
Monday 26 November - Friday 30 November 2018 we'll be delivering in: Albert Village, Ashby de la Zouch, Blackfordby, Coalville (part), Coleorton (part), Moira (part), Normanton le Heath, Packington, Ravenstone (part), Sinope, Spring Cottage, Woodville.
Tuesday 13 November - Friday 16 November 2018 we'll delivering to: properties such as farms and lodges in the rural parts of our district.
Missed garden waste and cardboard collections - Osgathorpe and Swannington
We're sorry, but we weren't able to collect garden waste and cardboard from some homes in Osgathorpe and Swannington on Tuesday 25 September.
The collection will be completed tomorrow - Thursday 26 September.
If your bin / bags weren't collected today, please leave them out ready for collection tomorrow.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Missed bin collections - Ashby Road and North Walk, Measham
Unfortunately, due to mechanical issues, our crews were unable to collect black bins on Ashby Road and North Walk in Measham as planned on Thursday 6 September.
We will return on Friday 7 September to collect these missed bins. Please leave your bins out for the crews. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Ravenslea, Ravenstone - road closure affecting waste collections
On Friday 6 of July there will be a temporary road closure for 1 day on Ravenslea, Ravenstone for works being undertaken by the Leicestershire County Council.
Therefore we will collect all recycing as early as possible before the road is closed this will be collected between 6am and 7:30am on the 6th of July. Therefore residents are advised to present these materials on Thursday evening (5 July 2018). We thank our residents for their co-operation.
Learn how to reduce waste and make compost at Coalville roadshows
People looking to reduce waste and improve their gardens can learn the tips and tricks of composting at North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) roadshows next week.
International Compost Awareness Week, which runs from 6 to 12 May, is aimed at improving awareness of composting and the importance of our soil and how to improve it. This year’s theme is Compost! Building a Better Future.
To help spread awareness of the benefits to composting, the council is hosting a number of roadshows:
- Tuesday 8 May, 10am -2pm – Coalville Market, Coalville
- Wednesday 9 May, 10am - 2pm – Morrisons, Whitwick Road, Coalville
- Wednesday 9 May, 5pm – 6.30pm - Morrisons, Whitwick Road, Coalville.
The roadshows are there to make people think about composting, letting people know it’s an option and what the benefits are to doing it. There will also be a wide array of recycled goodies to pick up - pens, key rings, rulers and pencils made from recycled cardboard and vending cups.
The main benefits of composting include:
- It reduces the rubbish in your bin
- It saves you money, as there is no need to buy soil improvers or mulches
- Household compost increases the water retention of your soil, so less watering is needed in the summer.
On Tuesday at Coalville Market, and the earlier Wednesday event at Morrisons, the council will joined by Master Composter Rod Weston who will bring along a wormery and various compost bins.
A Master Composter is someone that encourages people in their local community to start composting at home, and offer support to people who are already home composting and may be having difficulties or need encouragement.
Composting at home cuts CO2 emissions and turns most kitchen and garden waste into a free supply of compost that will keep the garden blooming each year. Compost bins can be ordered from www.getcomposting.com
Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “North West Leicestershire is a green district – and composting is a great way of getting residents involved in looking after the environment.”
“Up to 40 per cent of household waste is made up of kitchen and garden waste that can be composted, which both saves room in your bin and provides material that can boost the health of your garden.”
Anyone who wants to find out more about the benefits of composting can go along to one of the roadshows or visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/home_composting
Coronet Drive and Mill Hill Wood Way, Ibstock - domestic waste collection Thursday 12 April 2018
Due to resurfacing works taking place on Coronet Drive tomorrow, our collection vehicle will only be able to gain access to the development (including Mill Hill Wood Way) until 8:30 am.
Therefore the collection will take place shortly after 6 am, residents are advised to present their domestic black this evening (Wednesday 11/04/18).
We thank our residents for their co-operation.
A42 Cleansing Programme - Week 3
Our Street Cleansing team will be litter picking sections of the A42 this weekend - Saturday 10 March and Sunday 11 March 2018 between 6am and midday on both days.
On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March the team will be litter picking northbound a 8km section between Junction 13 of the A42 and Junction 23A slip roads of the M1.
Please take care when driving along these stretches of the road.
A42 Cleansing Programme - Week 1
Our Street Cleansing team will be litter picking sections of the A42 at weekends between Saturday 24 February and Sunday 25 March 2018 between 6am and midday on both days.
On Saturday 24 February the team will be litter picking southbound a 4km section between Flagstaff Roundabout and Appleby Magna.
On Sunday 25 February the team will be litter picking northbound a 4km section between Appleby Magna and Flagstaff Roundabout.
Please take care when driving along these stretches of the road.
Recycling collections in windy weather
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
- If possible don't overfill your red boxes
- 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
We are very grateful to our residents who help to clear up any escaped recycling.
Last updated: Mon 24 December, 2018 @ 18:46