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Why recycle?


Householders in Blaby District produce nearly 36,000 tonnes of household waste every year. What else can you do with your waste?

Further information

Last year just under 50 percent of our waste was either land filled or incinerated. Unfortunately, waste sent to landfill can cause pollution of the land, air and water.

Some problems associated with landfill are:

  • Methane emission from rotting waste – a potent "greenhouse" gas contributing to global warming;
  • Potential problems of pollution to groundwater;
  • Loss of valuable re-usable materials. Reprocessing glass and metals etc saves a considerable amount of energy compared to production from raw materials.

All local authorities need to reduce their reliance on landfill. This means that everyone needs to REDUCE, RE-USE and RECYCLE more of their waste. Blaby residents recycled over 50 percent last year but we need your help to recycle more.

The cost of land filling waste is increasing year on year, and there is now tough environmental legislation such as the Landfill Directive, the Waste Strategy for England and the Waste Minimisation Act, that all mean we must do more to reduce the amount of waste we produce and find a more sustainable method of dealing with our waste.

We can help you recycle

We provide various schemes and services to help you minimise and recycle as much of your waste as possible.

Find out what materials you can recycle and how to minimise your waste stream, by visiting our other web pages or by using the link to Leicestershire Waste Partnership’ s website


External websites

Leicestershire Waste Partnership


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Blaby District Council
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Desford Road
LE19 2EP
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Last updated: 25 May 2018

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