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Changes to the recycling service

How Oadby & Wigston Borough Council collect resident’s recycling has changed as part of a wider review of refuse and recycling services.

From 1 April 2018 residents will no longer need to separate cans, plastics and glass when recycling. Instead, residents can mix them all together in one clear recycling bag provided by the Council, making it even easier to recycle.

Refuse and recycling will continue to be collected weekly and collection days will stay the same. There will be no limit on the number of clear recycling bags you can place out for collection.

A roll of clear recycling bags will be delivered to each household before the new recycling collection commences.

The Council will also no longer be collecting textiles and cooking oil from the kerbside - please click on the below Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) link below for alternative arrangements.

These changes will affect all residents, so a full list of FAQs has been compiled, detailing how the new service will work - including what can go in to the new clear recycling bags.

Please click for further information: Important Recycling FAQs - PLEASE READ.

The Council has made these changes following a legal direction issued by Leicestershire County Council to all Borough and District Councils in Leicestershire, and will be using the enforcement as an opportunity to improve how refuse and recycling is collected and disposed of within the borough.

These changes are part of an ongoing review of how the Council delivers its refuse and recycling services which will be used to develop the best permanent solutions for the future of waste collection in Oadby and Wigston.


Please note the above is an interim measure - until we move to wheeled bins in July 2018. Please click on the below link for further details:

At its meeting on 24 April 2018, Oadby & Wigston Borough Councillors approved proposals to move to wheeled bins for the collection of kerbside recycling. These changes are expected to be introduced in July 2018 - full details to follow shortly.

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