On collection day, place your black bin at the edge of your property where it joins the footpath or road, closest to where the refuse vehicle passes.

The black bin must be placed out for collection by 7am on your day of collection. Due to breakdowns, roadworks etc we cannot guarantee your collection will take place at the same time every fortnight.

Black bins should be placed out for collection on the alternative week to your green recycling bags/blue bin, and brown bin.

Recycling and reusing

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.)

Please do not put the following items in your black bin. You are provided with a brown bin in which to place garden waste such as:

  • Grass cuttings, windfall fruit, weeds, hedge trimmings, dead flowers, trimmed branches no thicker than a standard food tin
  • Building rubble, plaster, gravel, stones or bricks should not be placed in the black bin.  Small amounts can be disposed of at the Civic Ammenity site on Manners Avenue, Ilkeston or by hiring a skip. The Council cannot remove these items for you.

Household Batteries

Some supermarkets have containers where you can leave batteries for recycling or you can take them to the household waste and recycling centre at Manners Avenue Industrial Estate, Ilkeston.

Which batteries can I recycle?

  • All AAA and AA cells

  • Sizes C and D

  • Button batteries (e.g. watch or hearing aid batteries)

  • Mobile phone batteries

  • Laptop batteries

  • Power tool batteries.

We can also accept rechargeable batteries. 

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.

Contact details

If you would like more information, please contact our Customer Service Advisors on 0115 907 2244 or email

Related Links and Attachments

Erewash Borough Council

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