..and black wheelie bins to be brought in
Local Liberal Democrats have delivered on their election promise to keep weekly “black bag” rubbish collections.
Liberal Democrat-run Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is now one of the few areas in the country to have weekly collections of “landfill” rubbish for residents.
All the other district councils in Leicestershire (run by the Conservatives) no longer have weekly collections of this type of rubbish. Elsewhere some councils have moved to 3- or even 4-weekly collections.
By listening and asking residents what they wanted and careful budgeting, Liberal Democrat councillors who have been able to keep weekly collections. This is despite large cuts to budgets by the Conservative Government in recent years.
Residents have also asked for black wheelie bins for their general “landfill” rubbish. Your Liberal Democrats councillors have listened and will bring these in May.
About the black wheelie bins
The Borough Council says that all households will be issued with a 140 litre standard black wheeled bin by the end of May 2019. You can start using your black wheeled bin from the beginning of June 2019.
You do not need to do anything to get your standard wheelie bin but if you think that 140 litres will not meet your needs please call the Borough’s Customer Service Team on 0116 288 8961 or call
into the Customer Service Centre on Bell Street, Wigston,
The 140 litre bin is a little bigger than the old 3 black bag allowance of 120 litres.
Assisted collections for residents unable to move their refuse to the edge of their properties are unaffected.