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Brown garden waste bin

For a full list of Christmas refuse and recycling collection dates, as well as council, leisure centres and markets information and opening times over the Christmas period, head to this webpage.

Please note, we are collecting all wheelie bins from 6am (hour earlier than usual) for the next 12 weeks due to the temporary closure of Loughborough tip. Find out more.

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.

The current charge is £40 per year if you pay by annual direct debit. If you pay by any other method, the charge is £45 per year.

Once the subscription is active, we will send you a sticker to place on each of the garden waste bins you are paying for. You must place a sticker on each bin otherwise they will not be emptied.

Please leave your brown bin at the edge of your property next to the road before 7am on your collection day (and no earlier than 6pm the day before). Bins will be emptied and returned to the edge of your property.

Any brown garden waste bins which are left out for emptying but do not have a valid subscription will be removed by our contractor. 

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Apply for the garden waste service

Use this form to start a new subscription or apply for an extra bin.

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Renew your garden waste subscription

Use this form to renew an existing garden waste service subscription.

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Tell us if you are moving home

Use this form to tell us if your address has changed, we can then update your information on our system.

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Cancel your garden waste subscription

Use this form to cancel your garden waste subscription. Please note that when you cancel your subscription your bin will be collected (taken away) within 7 working days.

Please place the bin where you would normally leave it on collection day as soon as possible.

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If you have received a sticker but it has then been lost, stolen or damaged and you require a replacement sticker please contact us on 01509 634 563

We do not provide any garden bins larger than 240 litres, but each property can have up to five bins. Each bin requires a paid subscription.

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
  • Animal bedding

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.

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