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.

Garden Waste collection date changes

Garden waste collections will stop in the North, which includes: Breadsall, Cotmanhay, Dale Abbey, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Little Eaton, Morley, Ockbrook, Stanley, Stanley Common, Stanton by Dale and West Hallam week commencing 2 December 2019 and will restart week commencing 24 February 2020.

Garden waste collections will stop in the South, which includes: Borrowash, Breaston, Draycott, Long Eaton, Risley, Sandiacre and Sawley week commencing 9 December 2019 and will restart week commencing 2 March 2020.

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.Green bags are available free of charge from Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Halls and Shopmobility in Long Eaton or Ilkeston. For information about buying a blue bin go the recycling page.

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.

Please do not put the following items into your black bin. All of these items should be placed in your green recycling bags or blue bin.

  • Plastic bottles and tubs including milk bottles, pop bottles, water bottles, cleaning and beauty product bottles, margarine tubs, butter tubs, soft cheese tubs, yoghurt pots, cream pots, ready meal food trays, empty carrier bags (please tie in a knot)
  • Food cans, drinks cans, clean foil, foil food dishes, aerosol cans (empty)
  • Paper, Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, greetings cards, envelopes, wrapping paper, yellow pages, telephone directories, paperback books, writing paper, printing paper, shredded paper
  • Cardboard and corrugated boxes, cereal and washing powder boxes, food or drink cartons (Tetra paks), egg boxes
  • Glass bottles and jars of all colours. (please remove the lids and place them in the blue bins/recycling bags.)

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

  • Grass cuttings.

  • Leaves and shrub/bush trimmingsWindfall 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.

Report a missed bin

Waste Collection Arrangements for April 2019 onwards

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.

What happens to your waste?

Erewash diverts all the waste from its household waste collection, including food waste to a new waste treatment facility in Derby.  When waste is processed any recyclable items are removed before the non-recyclable elements are converted into refuse derived fuel, which is used to generate electricity.

None of Erewash’s household waste is sent for disposal to landfill.    

Repairs to bins

The council will try and repair black and brown bins that they provide for residents to use. If your bin lid is broken or one of the wheels has come off please call the contact centre on 0115 907 2244. We will ask someone from the Waste Management Team to call and inspect the bin, so you will need to leave the bin somewhere accessible until we can get someone out to take a look.