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Inner Relief Road: for all properties that are directly part of the new Inner Relief Road please note from 30th May 2013 until further notice, residents are to kindly present their bins from 6am on collection day. This will enable Charnwood Borough Council's waste contractors easy access to avoid further traffic disruptions. Thank for your cooperation. More information on the Inner Relief Road works.

Green Recycling Bin

Green Bin

The green bin is used to collect your recycling, including your glass bottles, plastics, papers and jars.  Did you know that you can also recycle items such as yoghurt pots, fruit punnets and metal chocolate tins? 

You may also be interested to know you can have additional recycling bins if you are struggling to fit everything in them. To order an additional green bin please email or telephone 01509 634563.

Brown Bin

Find out about
the garden bin

Mind Bag

Find out about
the Mind Sack

 Recycle Now Partners Green Wheeled Bin

Find out more about
the green recycling bin

wheelie bin

Find out about
the Black bin
refuse service

How to get more information about Recycling & Refuse

Please click on the following link to see our current Kerbside Recycling Leaflet 2013 (PDF Document, 1.81 Mb)

We have a set of Service Standards for a range of the services we provide. These are designed to advise you of the service you can expect from us and we hope you find them useful.

A leaflet about our recycling service is available below in related documents. For copies in other languages please visit our translations page.

The recycling collected in Charnwood is sorted by Viridor at their plant in Kent, using machinery. To view a film of this process please visit


Text Messaging Service

A text messaging service has recently been launched to give Charnwood residents instant updates on bin collections and other waste services. The service will send out a free text update to subscribers if bin collections are disrupted, for example, due to bad weather. Information has always been available on this website, but this new method will be even quicker and it gives people the opportunity to sign up for updates via their mobile phone for free. Recent winters have demonstrated a need to instantly alert residents if bin collections face disruption and this new service allows us to achieve that. It’s easy to subscribe to the updates, just text your postcode to 07860 019100 and a confirmation text will follow. After that, text messages received from the service will be updates to alert subscribers of service-related announcements. Residents not signing up to the scheme can still get up to date information from this website.

If you would like to unsubscribe to the text messaging service please text STOP to 07860019100

Last updated: Thu 20th February, 2014 @ 10:44

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