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This page details the recycling and composting services available to residents living in Melton Borough. If you are unsure of which district or borough you live in, please use the interactive map on our home page.

What's Collected at the Kerbside?

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Glass, plastic, cans, paper and carboard

(Brown bin)

  • Plastic bottles
  • All plastic food containers e.g. margarine tubs, ready meal trays and yoghurt pots
  • Plastic film and carrier bags
  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Wrapping paper
  • Greetings cards
  • Telephone directories e.g. Yellow pages
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Food tins and drinks cans
  • Foil trays
  • Empty aerosols
  • Drink and food cartons e.g. Tetra pak
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Garden waste
  • Food waste
  • Polystyrene packaging
  • Textiles
  • Batteries
Photo of some garden wasteGarden waste (Green wheelie bin) 
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Windfall fruits
  • Prunings from shrubs
  • Weeds
  • Food waste
  • Soil
  • Flower pots & trays
  • Wood, including branches thicker than an adult thumb

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Rubbish (240ltr black wheelie bin) 
  • What you cannot recycle
Melton Borough Council
Phone: 01664 502502
Melton Borough Council website
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Further information

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

And more!

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 Melton Borough Council using the details below, or visit and make use of their postcode search facility.

Where's My Nearest Recycling & Household Waste Site?

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 Melton Borough are:

A nearby site in a neighbouring borough is:

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.