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Garden waste service update

  • Garden Waste

Charnwood Borough Council is continuing to operate a limited garden waste service as it focuses resources on maintaining recycling and refuse collections for borough homes.

The Council resumed the service on April 20 and emptied customers’ garden waste bins, once over a four-week period. It says it will carry out another four weekly cycle starting on May 18.

The collection schedule of the previous four weeks will be repeated and continue to focus on different areas of the borough each week.

Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, lead member for major contracts said: “We will be doing another four weeks of a reduced garden waste service as we are still having to focus resources on refuse and recycling collections.

“We have received positive feedback from customers who have been pleased to see the service return.

 “We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause but these are unprecedented times. The service is being reviewed regularly and we will restore a full service as soon as it is possible to do so.

“We would like to thank customers for their understanding and ongoing support of our refuse collectors. They continue to work hard to collect waste across the borough every day so I would also like to pass my thanks onto all of them.”

The service which has over 30,000 customers, was suspended in March due to staff shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

For week commencing May 18, the Council will be emptying garden waste bins in the following locations:

  • West of Loughborough (list of streets)
  • Burton
  • Cotes
  • Hathern
  • Hoton
  • Prestwold
  • Walton
  • Wymeswold
  • Quorn
  • Rothley
  • Swithland
  • Woodhouse
  • Woodhouse Eaves

Customers are advised to put their bins out by 6am on the Monday of the week they are due to be collected (regardless of what the usual collection day is). Bins should be left out until they have been emptied as it may not be until later in the week.

If bins are too heavy, they will not be emptied. No garden side waste will be collected.

The Council is aiming to empty bins around 8,000 homes each week.

For details on when bins in other areas of Charnwood will be emptied, please visit

The Council is offering garden waste customers £5 off their next subscription as a gesture of goodwill to acknowledge the disruption to collections.

More information about the gesture of goodwill can be seen: