As well as the recycling and waste collection services provided by the Borough Council and the recycling banks throughout the borough, Charnwood residents can dispose of their domestic refuse and any recycling at the following Recycling & Household Waste Disposal Sites run by Leicestershire County Council:
Tip opening times
- April 1 to September 30, sites are to open seven days a week from 9am to 7pm.
- October 1 to March 31, the sites are to open five days per week from 9am to 4pm (see tip opening schedule for more details).
- All sites will be open at weekends.
- All sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day.
For more information please visit the Recycling & Household Waste Disposal Sites pages of Leicestershire County Council's website or call 0116 305 0001.
There is a value to recycling, as it can be sold onto manufacturers to be made into new things. Any income generated from selling the recycling is put back into the service provided, so helping to keep Council Tax to a minimum.
Under the previous contract, the Council were paid a fixed, low rate for the recycling. Whilst this gave security through a guaranteed income when the value of recycling was low, it didn't take into account times when the value was higher.
The new contract for the sale of recycling to Viridor has a fluctuating value associated with the materials, so that when the market value is high, the Council get more money for the materials, and when the value is low, we get less. For security, there is a minimum value built into the contract, to ensure that we always get a reasonable payment for the materials.
The contract with Viridor also requires them to provide, at their expense, a transfer facility so that the Council is only required to travel to Mountsorrel to tip the waste collected. Under the previous contract, each vehicle had to travel to Coalville two or three times a day to tip. This change represents a big saving in terms of fuel (both financial and environmental savings) and time.
The cost of introducing green bins has been met by Serco, the Council's waste collection contractor. These represent a long-term investment with a one-off payment for bins, which is more cost effective over time than the continual supply of recycling bags.
Last updated: Wed 25th June, 2014 @ 16:30