From 1st August 2009, the red and green recycling bags were phased out, and replaced by a single recycling sack, which will be used in conjunction with the existing green box for glass. None of the materials that can be recycled will be changed. This should make it easier for residents with sacks to recycle.
In 2011/12, green wheelie bins were introduced to collect recycling, this makes recycling easier, tidier, and no longer susceptible to animals ripping open bags. They have also made it safer for the collection crews to handle.
- 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.
- Trade or Commercial Waste
Information about refuse collections for trade or commercial operations.
- 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