Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Recycling & household waste

All Recycling Centres are now open

But you must book an appointment see

The Bulky items Collection Service is being restarted Up to 3 items can be collected from outside you home for 25. See

Whatever you do, don't dump rubbish - you could be fined or prosecuted for fly-tipping.


Cardboard and Green Bin Collections resuming

Cardboard and garden waste collections will be restored to their usual fortnightly collection rotas from Monday 28 September. From next week householders should receive the following letter from NW Leicestershire District Council:

Dear resident,

We are contacting you to confirm your garden bin and cardboard collections are returning to their usual fortnightly cycle later this month.

As of the week commencing Monday 28 September, all residents should go back to using their normal collection calendar which was in use pre-Covid-19. You can also use the postcode finder option on our website to check your collection dates at

We'd like to thank everyone for their patience while garden waste and cardboard collections were reduced. This allowed us to protect our staff in the "at risk" category that needed to shelter from Covid-19.

Social distancing guidelines meant we also had to reduce the size of the crew on each vehicle from four to three, reducing the efficiency of collections at a time when more household waste was being produced than ever before. By reviewing the rounds and returning more staff to work we?ll now be able to complete your normal collections while maintaining these reduced crew sizes.

Your efforts to sort and separate recycling in your homes continues to allow the district to follow best recycling practice. Separating recycling means we can sell it for around 500,000 per year. This money is reinvested back into the services we provide. We are very different to other councils including those in Leicestershire, who do not benefit from this income, as they collect recycling mixed together in one wheelie bin.

We understand that waste collections are important to you and thank you for your patience in recent months. We know it's not been easy to keep track of collection dates and we?re aiming to rollout an app for mobile phones next year that will make this easier in future.

Please continue to stay safe, follow social distancing guidelines and show the community spirit that is driving North West Leicestershire forward in these challenging times.

Best wishes

Bev Smith, Chief Executive, and Richard Blunt, Leader of the Council


Kerbside battery and mobile phone collections
commencing 1 December 2019

From 1 December 2019 we will collect used batteries and mobile phones with household recycling collections. This information has been communicated to residents on the back of the Christmas/2020 collection calendars and in the household recycling guide enclosed with the calendars.

Residents need to put out the batteries and mobile phones as follows:

  • Put batteries and mobile phones in a lidded, recyclable container such as a jam jar, margarine tub or plastic takeaway container. The batteries and mobile phones must remain separate to each other (e.g. batteries in a jam jar and mobile phones in a butter tub).
  • Put the container(s) out on the kerbside next to the red box on their recycling collection day.
  • Our crews will tip the batteries and mobile phones into the relevant compartment on the recycling vehicle, then recycle the container afterwards.

We will accept:

  • All AAA and AA cells
  • Sizes C and D
  • Button batteries (watch and hearing aid batteries)
  • Laptop batteries
  • Power tool batteries
  • Mobile phones (if accessible, the battery should be removed and put with the other batteries)

Alternatively - many supermarkets have a collection box for printer cartridges and batteries - Tescos gives you points. Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick and Hood Park in Ashby have collection boxes for old batteries.

Changes to Recycling and Household waste at Coalville and Lount from April 2016

There are changes to the times these sites are open and the types of waste they will accept. Also check whether permits are needed for some items and possible charges. Download this flyer for more details: Recycling and Household Waste changes NWLDC

Household refuse collection & recycling

Clothes, textiles, etc

Recycling bins are located at The Angel Inn car park, The George Inn car park or put old clothes and household fabrics in a plastic bag with your recycling and black bin for collection.


Clear out your wardrobe and take pairs of used shoes to Coleorton Post Office during opening hours where there is a recycling collection point for used shoes.

Give unwanted items a new lease of life!

Take items, clean and in reasonable condition, to the many charity shops in Coalville or Ashby. Someone will buy and make good use of them and the proceeds will help the charity continue its good work.

IT equipment

Old IT and electrical equipment has to be disposed of properly under WEEE directive. Computer Aid International take working IT equipment and set up projects to reduce poverty worldwide.

Scrap Metal

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 came into force on 1 October 2013; in the main it has created two types of licence:

  • A site licence for those businesses with a fixed site
  • A collector’s licence for those who call “door to door” and have no fixed site

All licence holders have to:

  • keep records where they obtain or dispose of metal with or without payment
  • display licences in public view (in the case of a collector it is to be displayed in the windscreen of their vehicle)

No cash transactions are allowed, scrap metal dealers now include those businesses formerly known as motor salvage operators.

Further assistance and enforcement support is available from: Street Action Team (Enforcement), tel 01530 454514 or email:

Scrap cars

Donate your Scrap Car to Charity! Make a lasting difference to the charity of your choice by donating your car today.