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Litter bins

We are responsible for installing, maintaining, and emptying public litter bins and dog waste bins in both Hinckley and Burbage Common.

What you can do

Use public litter bins when you are out and about. You can use litter bins to dispose of dog waste if this has been tied in a bag.

Don't put your household waste into, or next to, a public litter bin. This is classed as fly-tipping and may result in fines being issued and the removal of the bin.

If you notice a problem with any of our litter bins (such as, a damaged or overflowing bin), report this to us.

To report a problem with a litter bin or a dog waste bin, such as a damaged or full bin, tell us:

  • Problem with the bin
  • Location:
    • Exact location (park or open space, car park, street name and nearest landmark, village)
    • What3words location - You have the option of providing a What3words location (
  • Your contact details (optional)
  • Photograph (optional)

Report a litter bin problem

New bins

When asked to install a litter bin we take into consideration certain factors:

  • Will the bin make a real impact on the litter problems in that area?
  • Will there be any objections from neighbours?
  • Will the bin be regularly damaged?
  • Litter bins can NOT be installed onto street furniture such as lampposts and telegraph poles.

Make a suggestion about litter bins, possible sites for new bins or tell us about misuse of litter bins use our street cleaning contact form

What we do

We monitor and empty our litter bins regularly depending on their usage.

We encourage businesses who sell food to provide customers with a litter bin, either within their shop or outside, which is their responsibility to maintain and empty.

Public litter bins in Hinckley are looked after by our Clean Neighbourhoods team. 

Other types of litter bins that can be found in Hinckley and Bosworth borough are:

  • Recycle on the go - specialised on street recycling bins in busy shopping areas
  • Cigarette butt bins (installed in high footfall areas)

Parish or town councils

Litter bins outside Hinckley or Burbage Common are maintained by the relevant parish or town council, who should arrange the emptying of litter bins and dog waste bins, as well as litter-picking in their own parks, recreation grounds and open spaces. If you have any queries, contact the parish council

Last updated: 19/10/2023 10:44