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Black refuse bin

black wheelie bin180 litre black wheeled bins are issued to most properties within the borough. Each household is entitled to one free black bin for household waste which can't be recycled.

How can I get black sacks?

In agreement with the council, black sacks are supplied free of charge to households that do not have provision for a wheeled bin.

The bags will be delivered on a like-for-like basis. Please see the Exempt Properties page for instruction on how to correctly use your black sacks. Residents using a communal bin will need to provide their own sacks.

If you are currently using black sacks but would like to have a wheeled bin instead, please contact Environmental Services for further advice.

Food waste

Love Food Hate Waste is a national campaign providing recipes, hints and tips and other great resources to help you cut down on food waste.

There is a local Love Food Hate Waste campain run by Leicestershire County Council, which provides local information, cookery classes, recipe books and much more.

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.

Replacement black bins

We will only replace a black bin if it is broken. If your black bin does need replacing it will be replaced with a 180 litre black bin. Charnwood Borough Council now only distribute 180 litre black bins as we feel this is adequate for most households and will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and encourage recycling. 

Additional black bins

If a household requests an additional black bin, we will look at individual circumstances, such as the number of people living in the household and any medical issues. If we feel that an additional black bin is required then we will provide one. The additional black bin will be 180 litres.

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