One requirement of the contract with our pratners Serco is that it reduces the current carbon emissions of the service. Serco are aiming to reduce carbon emissions by 40%, by re-routing the collection rounds, and using vehicles powered by bio-diesel. This is in addition to the substantial amounts of energy that is being saved by recycling valuable materials such as plastic, aluminium and steel. As well as reducing our emmission of greenhouse gases by composting organic garden waste.
- Refuse Information
Information about Domestic Waste Collection, Household Waste Disposals Sites (Tips), Wheelie Bins etc.
- Rubbish Accumulations
Information about the legislation covering the correct disposal of rubbish.
- Duty of Care
Information about the Duty of Care relating to Disposal of domestic waste.
- How Do We Investigate Accumulation Complaints?
Details about procedures used by the Council for investigating accumulation complaints.
- 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.
- Domestic Refuse Collections
Details about the collection arrangements for domestic rubbish, includes a search facility for finding out when your next collection date is.
- 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.
- Assisted Collections
Information about assisted refuse collections
- 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