Changes to bin collection for Leicester residents during Easter

Recycling and waste collections for some city residents will change this week due to the Easter holidays.

People who normally get their bins and orange bags collected on a Friday will not have a collection on Good Friday (30 Mar). Instead, a double collection will take place on Friday 6 April.

All other regular collection days will be unaffected. Bins and orange bags should be presented by 7am on the day of collection.

Easter egg boxes, plastic packaging, cardboard and tin foil, can all be recycled using orange bags or communal recycling bins.

The household waste recycling centres at Gypsum Close (off Lewisher Road) and Freemen’s Common (on Islington Street) will be open as usual over the Easter holidays.

Leicestershire County Council has also published its opening times for its recycling and household waste sites.

The Council has advised that on Good Friday and Saturday (30th and 31st March), the county council’s sites are open from 9am to 4pm, while on Easter Sunday and Monday (1st & 2nd April), the sites are open from 9am to 7pm.

The Easter break is a popular time for spring cleaning with residents looking to clear out any unwanted items.

To beat the rush and any queues at waste sites, people are being advised to plan ahead and think about visiting during the week rather than at the weekend.