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
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:
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.
Waste Collection Arrangements for November and December 2018 and January to March 2019
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 Industrial Estate,
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.
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.