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Location map of Charnwood in LeicestershireCharnwood Borough

This page details the recycling and composting services available to residents living in Charnwood Borough.

What's Collected at the Kerbside?

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Photo of plastic, cans, glass and paperMetals, plastics, paper and card and glass (green bin)


  • Drink cans & food tins
  • Big cooking oil tins, metal biscuit and chocolate tins
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Clean foil


  • Detergent bottles
  • Shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • Food trays and fruit punnets (including the lids)
  • Carrier bags, bin liners and packaging film
  • Margarine & ice cream tubs
  • Small plants pots and seed trays
  • Yoghurt pots, foam boxes and plastic cutlery

Paper and card:

  • Shredded paper
  • Yellow Pages, catalogues and books
  • Envelopes (please remove any windows)
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Wrapping paper (non-metallic)
  • Cardboard toilet and kitchen rolls
  • Clean pizza boxes
  • Cardboard boxes large and small (flatten and remove sellotape)
  • Food & drink cartons (e.g. TetraPak)


  • Glass bottles (wine, spirit, etc)
  • Sauce jars
  • Jam jars
  • Pickle jars


  • Dirty boxes
  • Fireworks and firework boxes
  • Files and folders with metal components
  • 'Jiffy' bags
  • Wallpaper
  • Tissues
  • Kitchen paper
  • Paper contaminated with food
  • Toys
  • Plastic furniture
  • Electrical appliances
  • Crisp packets
  • Sweet wrappers
  • Polystyrene packaging
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Window glass
  • Lids from glass bottles or jars
  • Pyrex
  • Ceramic dishes
  • Drinking glass
  • Mirror
  • Spectacles
  • Broken glass
  • Textiles
  • Shoes
  • Soft toys
  • Handbags
Photo of batteries


(Clear bag provided)



  • Used household batteries
  • Used mobile phone batteries
  • Used lithium batteries


  • Industrial batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Motorbike batteries
Photo of textilesMind textile bag 
  • Clean, dry, wearable clothing
  • Household linen
  • Paired shoes
  • Handbags
  • Soft toys
  • Pillows
  • Duvets
Photo of garden wasteGarden waste bin (240ltr brown wheelie bin) 
  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Small twigs
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Raw fruit & vegetables from the garden
  • Weeds
  • Flowers
  • Plant pots, wire ties or seed trays
  • Plastic, glass or metal
  • Gravel or stones
  • Soil and turf
  • Logs and thick branches
  • Meat waste or bones
  • Fish or cooked food

Picture of a wheelie bin

Rubbish (240ltr black lidded bin) 
  • What you cannot recycle

Charnwood Borough Council
Phone: 01509 634563
Charnwood Borough Council website
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Further information

For more information on kerbside services, please visit the Charnwood Borough Council website. Here, you can find out about:

Charnwood Borough Council also provide on on-line facility to check when your collection day is.

Where's My Nearest Bring-bank?

There are lots of bring-banks located across the district. If you need to know where the nearest site is to you, contact Charnwood Borough Council using the details below, or visit and make use of their postcode search facility.

Recycling & Household Waste Sites

Leicestershire County Council
Phone: (0116) 305 0001
Leicestershire County Council website
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There are 14 Recycling & Household Waste Sites (RHWS) across the county. Often known as 'the tip' or simply as a 'CA Site', the RHWS now provide much more than somewhere to dump unwanted waste. Sites are able to take a wide range of materials, much of which are recycled or composted.

The sites in Charnwood Borough are:

For more information on the sites and the materials accepted, please visit the County Council website.

Need a Waste Permit?

The RHWS are provided by Leicestershire County Council for the household waste of Leicestershire residents. Trade waste is subject to a charge for disposal and can only be taken to the Whetstone site.

Leicestershire, like many other counties, runs a permit system to ensure that only household waste is taken to the sites for free. Residents are welcome to take waste and recycling to any of the sites in a car, but if you decide to use a van or trailer over 4'6" in length, you'll need to apply for a permit. For more information, please visit the County Council website.