Bins and Recycling

What happens to my waste?

Erewash diverts all the waste from its household waste collection, including food waste to a new waste treatment facility in Nottingham (Eastcroft).  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.    

Recycling in Erewash

Recycling is collected from your kerbside and processed by the Casepak Material Recycling Facility in Leicester. 

Large cardboard boxes and additional recycling can be collected if they are broken down into smaller pieces that can easily be fitted inside of the recycling bin with the bin lid closed properly. Please either place the cardboard inside the recycling bin on the next recycling collection or leave the cardboard by the side of the bin. However if it is raining please do not leave the cardboard outside to get wet because the crews will not pick up cardboard that is wet through and falling apart.

It is important to put the correct items in the recycling bin. This will help reduce contamination. Please see our recycling page for more information on what you can recycle. This BBC article provides useful information on the recycling process and breaks down which materials can go through the recycling process:  What can and can't be recycled - BBC Future

Not sure what goes in each bin?

If you're not sure what goes in what bin, you can check on our A-Z of Waste and Recycling page.

Not sure when your next collection is?

You can find your next bin collection day online, just enter your address.  Black bins should be placed out for collection on the alternative week to your green recycling bags and blue recycling bin and brown bin.

How do I report a missed bin collection?

Sometime crews cannot access street because of parked cars or roadworks. Check the relevant bin page to check for missed streets.

If it is only your bin that has been missed please complete a missed bin form on your My Erewash account