Leicestershire County Council, in partnership with Blaby District Council operate a paint resuse scheme from Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site. Paints that are partially dry or mixed with other paints cannot be reused; gloss paints cannot be accepted due to the flammability of these products. Only clean, water based paint can be accepted.
All of Leicestershire's Household Waste Sites, commonly known as tips are licensed to accept paint for disposal. The paint however, must be completely dried. This allows the site to dispose of any paint, gloss or otherwise, that members of the public bring to the site.
For further information about anything to do with Leicestershire's household waste sites please contact the County Council on 0116 305 0001, or visit www.leics.gov.uk/index/environment
- Recycling Banks & Sites for Household Waste
Locations for Recycling Banks, Sites & Centres for recycled materials including household waste.
- Recycling FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling and the answers.
- Waste Minimisation
Information on ways to avoid sending our waste to landfill.
- Home Composting
Information about Home Composting
- Love Food Hate Waste
Information about the nationwide scheme to prevent food waste.
- Switch Trial
Details of a trial to establish the best way to help our residents to minimise the amount of wwaste they produce.
- Voluntary Organisations and Charities Offering Recycling Services
Details of voluntary organisations offering recycling services.
- Environmental Services Contract - FAQs
Frequently asked questions about the new Environmental Services Contract
- Recycling Information
Details of current recycling information
- Switch Expansion
Updated information about the expansion of the SWITCH (Saving Waste in the Charnwood Home) project in new areas around the Council.
- What Goes in the White Mind Sack?
Information about what should be placed in the White Mind Recycling Sack.
- Leicestershire Waste Partnership
Information and advice about the Leicestershire Waste Partnership - sustainable waste management and resource use.
- Paint Recycling
information on the options available to recycle paint
- Junk Mail
information on how to avoid unaddressed mail
- Don't Muck Around Awards 2013
Information about Charnwood Borough Council's Don't Muck Around Awards 2013.
- The Recycler
Information about Charnwood Borough Council's 'Recycler' character
- Recycler Online Application Form
On-line application form to become the Council's Recycler .
- Recycling Consultation 2003
Summary of all recycling & composting consultations in Charnwood circa 2003.
- Results of Public and Community Recycling Consultation
List of appendixes and links to PDF files containing recycling consultation