Other Waste Services
Bulky Item Collections
The council provides a collection of up to three household items or 12 sacks of waste for £28.20
How to pay:
By telephone using your credit/debit card or send a cheque made payable to Harborough District Council.
Card payments can be made at Council offices Market Harborough, however no payments can be made at Lutterworth Service Shop, all payments must be made in advance of the service.
Items that can be collected:
- Domestic appliances
- General household waste
- Childrens' toys
Items that cannot be collected and should be taken to a Recycling and Household Waste Site are as follows:
- Fixed items such as kitchen units, boilers, fires, fireplaces and radiators
- DIY waste, soil, brick rubble
- Large pianos
- Sheds, fencing
- Bagged garden waste
- Carpet or underlay
This is not an exhaustive list, it is only a guide.
To take advantage of this service please contact Customer Services or telephone 01858 828282
Clinical Waste Collections (Sharps)
Collections for clinical waste are available through the Council. They are collected on a Monday ONLY. Bags and boxes must be presented by 7am at an agreed point.
If you are being treated by a district nurse then enquire with them as to who will register you for collections.
For sharps collections: pharmacies and doctors surgeries provide the yellow boxes, Harborough District Council does not supply these. The agencies that also provide the boxes have a duty to take them back.
Boxes for sharps and bags: yellow in colour will be accepted.
Boxes for sharps with a purple lid will not be accepted.
The council also offers this service once an application form is filled in. For a form please contact customer.services or telephone 01858 828282.
If you don't use it...freeuse it!
A great new website is giving people the chance to find a hidden treasure or give away items for free.
The online Freeuse resource offers a quick and easy way for residents to advertise their unwanted possessions, or search for an item that they could put to good use.
The website - put together by the Leicestershire Waste Partnership - is designed to reduce the amount of waste generated by giving old household items a new lease of life.
Visit Free use it and to start giving and collecting items for free
Recycling and Household Waste Sites
Leicestershire County Council have a number of Civic Amenity Waste Sites around the District for both Recycling and Domestic Waste.
For more information about location and opening times of Recycling and Household Waste Sites.
These sites are operated by Leicestershire County Council not Harborough District Council.
Leicestershire Waste Partnership Compost bin offer:
- Blackwall Compost Convertor 220 litres for £9.00
- Blackwall Compost Convertor 330 litres for £10.50
Visit get composting enter your postcode on the home page which will then bring up the offer for Leicestershire.
Master Composters are volunteers, who use their own skills and enthusiasm to help raise the awareness of the benefits of home composting, encourage more people to home compost and assist people with composting queries and problems.
Anyone can volunteer to become a Master Composter regardless of experience, the stipulation is that volunteers much be aged 18 over. The scheme excludes Leicester City residents.
Around 8 million disposable nappies are used in Britain every day - that's almost 3 billion a year.
Harborough District Council is part of the Leicestershire Waste Partnership which looks at ways to minimise the amount of waste across the district going to landfill. One of the iniatives is the Real Nappy Network which is to provide a coordinated approach to the promotion of real nappies across the county and city. It includes information on nappy lending kits, nappucinos, the cash back scheme and local stockist/suppliers.
More information is available about real nappies on the Leicestershire County Council website.
Recycling clothes and textiles
The average UK household has £1200 worth of unworn clothes in its wardrobes. But textiles comprise a wide variety of items not just clothes, but also bedding, towels and curtains etc. Most textiles can be reused even if they are damaged or well worn. You could:
Make money from online auction sites or car boots
Swap clothes with friends or colleagues
Upcycle and update
Donate to a charity
Recycle old or unwanted textiles
Household Battery Recycling
Harborough District Council is now able to offer drop-off points to recycle and dispose of household batteries safely. We have the following sites across the district-
Lutterworth Town Council, Coventry Road, Lutterworth.
The Village Hall, Broughton Astley.
The DE & SA Village Store, 1 Market Place, Billesdon.
Hallbrook Primary School, Hallbrook Road, Broughton Astley.
You can also visit BatteryBack and by entering your postcode you can locate your nearest battery recycle point.