Information for Garden Waste (brown bins)

How to get the most out of your bin collection service

Bin collection days

You can find your next bin collection day and use the calendar to identify which collection (colour bin) is specific to each week.  Black bins (household waste) should be placed out for collection on the alternative week to your green recycling bags/blue recycling bin and brown (garden waste) bin.

Please ensure that after collection your bin is put away so as not to cause a nuisance to your neighbours.

If you wish to report bins being left out please contact our Neighbourhood Warden Team

How to present your bins and recycling bags

On collection day place your bins and/or recycling bags at the edge of your property where it joins the footpath or road, closest to where the refuse vehicle passes.

The bin or bags must be placed out for collection by 7am on your day of collection.  We cannot guarantee your collection will take place at the same time every fortnight.  Bin lids should be closed and we are not able to take side waste on household waste (black bin) and garden waste (brown bin) collections.

Residents are provided with a brown bin in which to place garden waste such as;

  • Grass cuttings, leaves and shrub/bush trimmings

  • Windfall fruit

  • Hedge trimmings

  • Dead flowers, plants and weeds all with soil shaken off

  • Trimmed branches no thicker than a standard food tin. 

Please do not put food waste or peelings in your brown bin, or your recycling bins/bags.  You can put uncooked fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, tea leaves and coffee grounds into a compost heap.

 The council is piloting a scheme whereby residents are able to use their 240 litre brown (garden waste) bin for recycling if it is no longer needed for garden waste.

Currently the council will collect recycling from brown bins during the winter when garden waste collections are suspended (usually December to February). There  are some residents however who may no longer need their brown bin for garden waste during the rest of the year. This pilot scheme is intended to allow residents to keep their brown bin but use it for recycling. If participating in the scheme a resident’s brown bin will be fitted with a blue lid, free of charge, to identify the bin as being re-designated for recycling. 

The terms and conditions of the scheme:

  • The scheme is being operated as a pilot and will be available on request to 500 residents on a first come first served basis.
  • Only 240 litre brown bins are eligible for the scheme.
  • The re-designation of the brown bin for recycling will be on a permanent basis. Residents participating in the scheme will not be permitted to revert back to using their brown bin for garden waste once a blue lid has been fitted.
  • Residents participating in the scheme who then decide they need a brown bin for garden waste will need to purchase a new brown bin. 
  • After a brown bin has been fitted with a blue lid it can only be used for dry recycling. If a re-designated bin is presented containing garden waste it will not be emptied. Disposal of the garden waste will be the responsibility of the resident at their cost.

To apply register for a "My Erewash" account

For information about the garden waste (brown bin) collections through the winter go to our "Bins and Bags" section.

Report a missed bin online

Bin Collections up to November 2018

Calendar for North Zone which includes Breadsall, Cotmanhay, Dale Abbey, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Little Eaton, Morley, Ockbrook, Stanley, Stanley Common, Stanton by Dale and West Hallam

Calendar for South Zone which includes Borrowash, Breaston, Draycott, Long Eaton, Risley, Sandiacre and Sawley

Your local tip: Ilkeston household waste recycling centre

Ilkeston Household Waste Recycling Centre,
Manners Avenue,
Manners Industrial Estate,
Ilkeston, Derby,
DE7 8EF.

Please note this site is operated by Derbyshire County Council. The site is open from 8.30am to 6pm seven days a week except for the 25 and 26 December and the 1 January, when all recycling centres across Derbyshire are closed all day.

For further information please telephone 0115 944 0105 or visit Ilkeston Household Waste Recycling Centre - Derbyshire County Council website. 

See a full A to Z list of recycling services.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
   
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