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Brown garden waste bin

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For an annual fee we will provide you with a 240-litre brown bin for your garden waste. We will empty your brown bin every fortnight all year round, apart from two weeks over the Christmas period.

From April 1, 2017, the charge will be £28 per year if you pay by annual direct debit. If you pay by any other method, the charge will be £37 per year.

This council does not provide a large garden waste collection service, but we do offer the choice for you to have up to five brown bins if needed. Use the links above to check fees and order extra brown bins.

Please place garden waste in the brown bin loose, do not put any bagged waste in the brown bin.


What goes in the brown bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Small twigs (up to 50mm)
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Raw fruit & vegetables directly from the garden
  • Weeds and old garden or houseplants
  • Flowers

Please do not put any of the following in the brown bin:

  • Plant pots/wire ties/seed trays
  • Plastic, glass or metal
  • wood shavings
  • Gravel or stones
  • Soil or turf
  • Logs and thick branches
  • Meat waste and bones
  • Fish or cooked food


Composting

Home composting is a great way to reduce waste and give your garden a treat at the same time. You can find out more about composting, including special offers on compost bins via the Leicestershire County Council's website.

Similar to a home composter, the Bokashi system will efficiently compost fruit and vegetable peelings and coffee grounds, as well as meat, fish and cooked foods.

The inexpensive system uses a unique mixture of bacteria, fungi and yeasts to safely home compost your kitchen food scraps, giving you an environmentally friendly alternative to waste. Visit the Bokashi website for more information.


Moving house?

If you are about to move house, please contact Environmental Services using the details on this page to move your subscription to your new house, or to cancel the subscription.

If you inherit a brown bin at your new house, please contact Environmental Services using the details on this page to start the subscription service in your name, or to have the bin removed.

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