Erewash Borough Council has confirmed the dates for its last garden waste collections, which are always suspended during the winter months.

Residents in the NORTH of the borough – Ilkeston and surrounding areas – will have their last brown bin collections week commencing Monday 29 November. The last collections in the SOUTH – Long Eaton and surrounding areas –will be week commencing Monday 6 December.

When garden waste collections end for the season, Erewash residents can once again use their brown bin for their recyclable waste until the garden waste rounds resume next year.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:

“Gardening has never been so popular, particularly since the pandemic – with restrictions giving everyone a reason to spend extra time in their garden. We know how grateful our residents are for our fortnightly brown bin collections and there’s still time to do all those final tasks to make full use of our garden waste collections, which remain a free service.”

In the Ilkeston areas, the last recycling collection from brown bins will be during the week beginning 7 February. After this, recycling can only be presented in blue bins, brown bins with a blue lid and/or in green bags - ahead of garden waste collections restarting during the week beginning Monday 21 February.

In the Long Eaton areas, garden waste collections will restart week beginning Monday 28 February, meaning the last recycling collection from brown bins will be during the week commencing 14 February.

See the garden waste page for a what can and cannot be put in brown bins.