This page provides details of the fortnightly garden waste collection service that currently operates in the Borough. It outlines the type of materials that you can place in the bins/sacks; the maximum weight for each sack; where to put the bin/sacks on the collection day; which sacks you should use and what to do if your bin/sacks are not emptied.
Please note that the garden waste service will be suspended from 1st December 2014 and will resume week commencing 16th February 2015.
Changes and choices for your garden waste collection service
Due to it being winter, garden waste collections will stop on 1st December and will start again 16th February 2015.
As from 16 February we will give you a choice as to how you would like us to collect your garden waste. You can choose to have up to four reuseable garden waste sacks (which can hold up to no more than 7kg each) or you can choose to have a green wheeled bin instead which will hold up to about ten sacks of garden waste. Both these options are free.
If you put out more than four sacks than you will be asked to use a wheeled bin instead. The first wheeled bin will be supplied free of charge, you can purchase additional bins at a one off charge of £25 each. There are two sizes of wheeled bins available, 240 litre or 140 litre. We can help if you would like to share a bin with your neighbour.
I have a large garden, can I put extra garden waste at the side of the bin?
We will only collect garden waste that is either in the green wheeled bin or in up to four reusable sacks. Please note that sacks must not weigh more than 7kg each or they cannot be collected. We will collect either wheeled bins or the reuseable sacks from each household and not a combination of the two. Please do not put extra waste at the side. If you have a large amount of garden waste, you can take it to the local Civic Amenity Site located on Wigston Road, Oadby LE2 5JE. Alternatively, you could try home composting. For more information on home composting please visit: www.leics.getcomposting.com or telephone 0844 571 4444 where you can order and have a discounted home compost bin delivered to you direct.
When will I receive my new bin?
Once you have let us know what your choice is by 19th December 2014 we will deliver your new bin to you in January or February 2015 ready for start of the collections in February 2015.
How do I order a free wheeled bin?
Please submit the form below by 19th December 2014.
How do I recycle my real Christmas tree?
Collection of your real Christmas tree can be arranged by contacting Oadby and Wigston Borough Council on (0116) 288 8961 (option 2), alternatively, you can take it to the local Civic Amenity Site located on Wigston Road, Oadby LE2 5JE.
What can be put in my bin/sacks?
Grass cuttings, leaves, small hedge and tree clippings, small plants, flowers and other compostable waste from the garden can be placed in your garden waste bag.
What cannot be placed in my bin/sacks?
Kitchen waste, such as rotten vegetables and peelings, plastic bags or packaging, soil, concrete or bricks, cooked food or meat scraps, animal waste, glass, commercial waste, household waste or other recyclable materials.
What should I do for the bin/sacks to be emptied?
Place the bins/sacks at the front edge of your property by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. The bins/sacks will be emptied and returned to your property.
Bin/sacks will not be emptied if they are not easily accessible, or if they are too heavy or contain the wrong materials.
Your bin or sacks have been left out for collection but have not been emptied
If your bin or sacks have not been emptied on the collection day and you are sure that there were not contaminated or the sacks were not too heavy, please contact Operational Services on (0116) 288 8961 (option 2).
If you are a new resident or have any questions regarding your collection day, please click here to contact us