Items we don't recycle

Unsuitable items for the blue lidded bin

We cannot empty the blue lidded bin if it contains items which we do not recycle. Examples of unsuitable items are:

  • Photographs (put these in your black bin)
  • Black coloured plastics (place in your black bin)
  • Household rubbish (place in your black bin)
  • Business rubbish
  • Metals other than aluminium and steel food and drink tins/cans (place in your black bin)
  • Rigid (hard) plastics such as toys and coat hangers
  • Electrical items
  • Polystyrene (place in your black bin)
  • Garden waste (place in your brown bin)
  • Plant pots and trays (including black pots)
  • Paint tins
  • Videos, cassettes, DVDs, CDs
  • Foil based wrapping paper and tissue paper (place in your black bin)
  • Textiles and shoes (place in your red bag)
  • String, rope and hose pipes (place in your black bin)
  • Wood
  • Knives
  • Shot gun cartridges
  • Needles (place in your sharps box)
  • Window panes
  • Mirrors
  • Long life and fluorescent light bulbs

The above are examples; it is not an exhaustive list.

Remember, extra paper and cardboard can be left next to the wheeled bin.

Further information

Some unsuitable items for your blue lidded bin may be placed in your black bin, brown bin, red bag or sharps box.

More information on how to dispose of items (leicestershire.gov.uk) we don't collect.

Information regarding the location of banks for disposal of small electrical appliances

Last updated: ‎02/11/2022 14:59