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Waste collection

This page gives details on the collection of household waste.

Collection days

We have a weekly refuse and recycling collection system. To find out the day of your collections please use the 'My Location' area of this page. Please note, some communal area collections at flats may not appear.

Please contact Customer Services on (0116) 288 8961 if you require further information.

Bank holiday collection arrangements

Note: On dates marked double collection days we will collect up to six black bags and unlimited recycling bags.

Collection Day

Revised Collection Day

Friday 30 March

Good Friday

Refuse and recycling - will be collected on Friday 6 April (double collection day)

Garden waste – will be collected on Thursday 29 March

Monday 2 April

Easter Monday

Refuse and recycling - will not be affected

Garden waste - will be collected between Tuesday 3 April and Friday 6 April

Monday 7 May

May Day

Refuse and recycling - will not be affected

Garden waste will be collected between Tuesday 8 May and Friday 11 May

Monday 28 May

Spring Bank Holiday

Refuse and recycling - will not be affected

Garden waste - will be collected between Tuesday 29 May and Friday 1 June

Monday 27 August

Summer Bank Holiday

Refuse and recycling - will not be affected

Garden waste - will be collected between Tuesday 28 August and Friday 31 August

General collection arrangements

Please see below a list of instructions regarding the arrangements for collection for your household waste and recycling:

  • Waste bags and containers must be placed at the front edge of the property by 7:00 a.m. on the collection day.
  • We cannot guarantee collecting any waste left outside after 7:00 a.m. Actual times of collection may change due to road works or bad weather.
  • All household waste must be contained within the bag or bin. Any bags which have been torn or damaged will not be collected.
  • Materials placed in charity bags will not be collected.

Household waste collection bags

The allowance for each household is up to three 40 litre black bags or one normal dustbin (which is equivalent to 2 x 40 litre bags) and one 40 litre black bag.

  • Material such as hazardous or special waste, needles, glass, sharp objects, soil, bricks or rubble must not be put in the bins or waste bags.
  • Black refuse bags should not weigh more than 10 kilograms each. Bags which are over 10 kilograms in weight will not be collected.
  • If you use your own dustbin for household waste, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council will not be liable for any loss or damage to the dustbin.

Please note: we do not supply dustbins to households. Residents can purchase their own standard 80 litre bin with removable lid if they wish to do so. We cannot accept responsibility for lost or stolen bins.

Recycling collections

Our recycling service will change from 1 April 2018 - Please visit: Changes to your recycling for full details.

Garden waste

Our new Garden Waste Service starts on 1 April 2018 - Please visit: Garden Waste Service for full details.

Disabled and elderly residents

Where a resident has a disability or frailty, we may be able to assist with putting out and returning their bin or to collect their black bags. This applies where the resident is not able to put out their refuse and cannot make other arrangements. You can make an online request by completing the online form using the link below.

Request an assisted collection

For information on any of our household waste services please contact Customer Services (0116) 288 8961.

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