Below is some useful information on recycling and waste within Charnwood. If recyclable materials are placed in black bin bags the crews cannot check them and unfortunately will not be able to take the bin away.
For the past few years we have offered white 'MIND' charity bags which were collected as part of our weekly kerbside service. This service is now ended due to low participation rates, and clothes and textiles donations will need to be taken to one of our designated clothes banks.
Used light bulbs
Used light bulbs should not be placed into any of Charnwood’s domestic refuse or recycling bins. Instead they should be taken to one of Leicestershire County Council's Household Waste and Recycling Sites (tips)to be safely disposed of.
Leicestershire County Council operate a paint reuse scheme from their Whetstone recycling and household waste site.
Please see Recycling & Household Waste Sites (tips) for information on sites that can accept paint for disposal.
Mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling
Some printer cartridges can be refilled, but please check your printer and cartridge instructions though as not all printers and cartridges are suitable for refilling.
Old mobile phones and printer cartridges are accepted by many charities for recycling.
Toy libraries provide carefully selected toys to borrow for a nominal fee (and sometimes for free), play sessions, and a friendly, informative meeting place for parents and carers.
For more information on recycling and waste
Leicestershire County 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.
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Last updated: Thu 6th July, 2017 @ 13:15