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Bin and orange bag collections to continue as usual over Easter

Published on Friday, April 3, 2020

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PEOPLE in Leicester will see no changes to their household waste and recycling collections over Easter.

Bins and orange bags will be collected as normal – even on Good Friday (Friday 10 April).

Residents are asked to place their bins and orange bags outside their homes by 7am on their usual collection day. 

Scheduled garden waste collections will take place as normal on Easter Monday (Monday 13 April) too.

Deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke said: “We’re working closely with our contractor Biffa to keep waste and recycling services running as usual during these very unusual times.

“Thanks to our hard-working refuse and recycling crews, our collections are currently unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak – but please be aware that we may need to make changes at short notice as this difficult situation continues.

“Any changes to your bin collection, or to any city council service, will be posted on our website, so please go there for all the latest information.”

The city council is encouraging residents to recycle as much of their Easter waste as possible by using their orange bags or communal recycling bins.

Cardboard boxes from Easter eggs, as well as any plastic packaging, can be recycled – as can any foil wrappings.

Foil should be scrunched into a ball and placed in orange bags for recycling.

A full list of all the items that can be recycled in Leicester is available on the council's recycling and waste webpages 

People are also reminded that Leicester’s two recycling centres are closed until further notice, so items such as electronic goods or DIY materials should be kept at home until the sites re-open. Large cardboard boxes can be flattened and placed underneath orange bags for recycling.

Up-to-date information about all city council services affected by the coronavirus is posted on www.leicester.gov.uk/serviceupdates

Information about waste and recycling is also available on Facebook (search for ‘orange bag recycling service’).