The refuse and recycling scheme in Corby involves three wheelie bins which are collected on alternate weeks and a food waste caddy that is collected weekly. The bin(s) must be placed at the kerbside by 7am on day of collection. Use this link to find out which bin to put out this week
See table below for what can and cannot be placed in your bins
Black Wheelie Bin
Additional Black Wheelie Bin
Households may be eligible for a temporary additional 140 litre black bin to use alongside the 240 litre standard bin, depending on the number of permanent residents / number of children in nappies in the household. Please contact Street Scene Hotline (01536) 464242 or visit the One Stop Shop
Brown Wheelie Bin
You can recycle the following items in your brown bin:
Empty aerosols (do not pierce)
Any coloured glass bottles and jars
No other form of glass e.g. pyrex, glass vases or ornaments
Plastic e.g. drinks bottles, yoghurt pots, food trays/containers and margarine tubs
No other form of plastic e.g. plastic bags, bin liners, plastic film or polystyrene
Paper e.g. newspaper, magazines, junk mail, envelopes and shredded paper
Cans / tins (aluminium and steel) including biscuit and sweet tins
Waxed cartons e.g. milk cartons and fruit juice cartons
Bottle tops and jar lids can also be recycled - please place loose in bin
Clean tin / aluminium foil and foil; trays
Cardboard e.g. toilet roll tubes, egg boxes, cereal boxes and cardboard packaging
Please note that if you have an excess of cardboard that will not fit into your brown bin please flatten it, tie neatly and present it next to your brown bin on the appropriate collection day.
Green Wheelie Bin
You can recycle the following items in your green bin:
Rabbit or guinea pig bedding
Plants / weeds
Please DO NOT put any other form of waste into the green bin:
Dog or cat bedding
Plastic bags / black bags
Hardcore or soil
Green Food Caddy
Meat and fish - raw and cooked including bones
Fruit and vegetables - raw, cooked and peelings
All dairy products such as cheese, eggs and eggshells
Bread, cakes and pastries
Rice, pasta and beans
Uneaten food from plates and dishes
Tea bags and cofee grounds
Food that is frozen, mouldy or out of date
No plastic bags, packaging and newspapers or any other form of waste
Food waste can be placed into corn starch liners but please note that liners are not necessary, if you choose to place your food waste loose into your food caddy it will still be emptied. Corn starch liners can be bought at: the One Stop Shop, the Autumn Centre, the Beanfield Community Centre, any Saturday at the Library, or from many retailers.
You can order your green food caddy for FREE on 01536 – 464242, Street Scene Hotline, or at the One Stop Shop (The Cube, NN17 1QG Corby). All of your food waste, whether big or small, will be collected WEEKLY in all areas of Corby.
‘I’m in to win’ campaign
If you haven’t started to recycle your food, now it is a good time to start. Do not miss the opportunity to register at www.feedyourcaddy.co.uk to win monthly prizes in Corby borough and county wide, just by recycling your food waste. How to participate? Regularly recycle your food waste, and simply present your green food caddy on your normal collection day, with the sticker you will receive by post, after registering your address.
For more information on the ‘I’m in to win’ campaign and registering, please visit: www.feedyourcaddy.co.uk
Why should I recycle food waste?
A quarter of all the food that an average family buys ends up in the bin, adding up to a cost of £470 per year on average to household bills.
Preventing food waste or recycling it can save you money, helping Corby Borough Council to use resources more efficiently for its population.
All of the food waste collected at the kerbside is take to Material Change for treatment. The facility produces agricultural grade comspot that can be used on farms.
For the love of food
CBC in partnership with Kier and Love Food Hate Waste have put together a food booklet which is available in the downloads section on this page. This contains useful information about food storage, meal planning, use by dates and some recipe ideas.
If you put any non recyclable material or the incorrect recyclable material in the brown bin, green bin or food caddy it will be considered a 'contaminated bin'. A red tag will be placed on the bin. We will not return to collect this bin until the next normal collection day & the 'contamination' has been removed.
Place your bin(s) by the kerbside by 7am on collection day
Take bin(s) back in as soon as possible following collection and store within boundaries
Ensure your bins are clearly marked with the first line of your address
Ensure your bin lid is closed - Bins WILL NOT be emptied if the lids are open
Donate good quality clothes, shoes, linen, bric-a-brac and books to local charity shops
No side waste - Since 2004, in support of reducing waste going to landfill, Corby Borough Council has had a policy of not collecting waste put out beside bins
Waste sacks left in the street will be classed as fly tipping which can result in financial penalties