Waste and Recycling Updates In Broxtowe

March: Waste and Recycling Updates In Broxtowe

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25th March 2021

March News and Updates

Easter eggs in the grass

Egg-cellent Waste Disposal

It’s only a week to go until Easter and no doubt your mouths are watering just thinking about the treats in store next week. Did you know on average, children in the UK get 8.8 Easter eggs every year? In total, more than 80 million boxed Easter eggs are sold at Easter in the UK each year.

With chocolate eggs can come a lot of packaging and many residents trying to do the right thing and dispose of waste correctly have asked us for information on this. So, to help you decide how to dispose of the wrappings and boxes, we have this overview:

Foil-wrapped chocolate eggs: The foil around these eggs is non-recyclable and needs to be put in your waste bin.

Boxed chocolate eggs: The cardboard box is usually recyclable, if there are no embellishments, glitter or metallic elements to it. The plastic egg ‘holder’ is not recyclable and needs to go in the waste bin (or, ideally, reused if possible for arts and crafts projects).

Painted empty eggs: Go in the waste bin please.

Homemade chocolate eggs: Can be a fun activity, can give the family a chance to be creative and usually create very little waste. Buy an egg mould, ingredients and create then enjoy! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-easter-egg

Hen eggs: If you swap the chocolate and instead have a hen egg-based dish to celebrate Easter, the only waste is the egg shells and packaging of any other food you include. Egg boxes are recyclable, loose veg have no packaging and cheese from a deli have very little packaging and help make a good omelette.

If you decide to ditch chocolate eggs for a totally green, waste free alternative, why not blow out and wash some eggs (which you can use the inside for cooking) and hide them around your garden for an Easter egg hunt?

Wheelbarrow full of leaves from a garden

Garden Waste Subscriptions

It’s that time of year, when residents in Broxtowe can renew their garden waste subscription for the year ahead.

The charge for Garden Waste Subscription 2021/22 is as follows:

  • One bin: £36
  • Additional bins: £22 each

Please note this covers the period 5th April 2021 to 3rd April 2022 and that subscriptions made after 15th March 2021 can take up to 10 working days to be processed and therefore collections from 5th April 2021 cannot be guaranteed.

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Recycling Centre Opening Times

With lighter evenings now here, recycling centres are extending their opening times by two hours.

From 1st March recycling centres will be open from 8am to 6pm every day of the week.

Litter Picking Potential

Join our community clean team

Lots of residents have been in touch to ask if they can help with litter picking. In February, as the snow melted and green areas are being mowed and tidied, more litter can be seen across the Borough whilst we are all out and about.

If, like us, you want to see the end of litter by our roads, on paths and in gardens, and you want to volunteer time to help us clear this litter, contact us today.

If you contact us, you will get a litter picking pole, risk assessment and we will also send you graphics to help you promote your litter pick on social media. We also collect the bags of collected litter at the end of your pick, if you let us know the details of where and when you plan to finish.

Thank you to all those who have helped so far – every pair of extra hands makes a real difference!

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Free Community Resource Pack

Community Resource Pack front cover

We have just created a new Community Resource Pack which includes information about what we are doing as a Council and what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and waste volume.

The pack is available to download from our website and also includes a downloadable poster and social media graphics to help share your efforts.

Take the pledge and make the promise to be more green, learn more about how to be kinder to the environment and take a look at additional information from organisations working towards the same goal.

Please keep us posted on your progress too by emailing the Communications Team at press@broxtowe.gov.uk

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2021 Go Green Challenge

Reuse green bag surrounded by leaves

More than 300 people have signed up to our Go Green Challenge so far. Thank you for joining the challenge and sharing your stories and creations!

If you are trying the challenge and haven’t yet shared what you have created and achieved, contact us today at press@broxtowe.gov.uk to tell us all about it.

By sharing your discoveries and fun creations with us or on your social media channels, you may inspire others to join the challenge too!

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Bank Holiday Bin Collections

Don't forget your bin collection dates will change over the Easter period - get online to find yours at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/bincollections

Don’t forget that next weekend it’s the Easter Bank Holiday and so your bin collections will be slightly different. Check your collection date below.

Normal Collection Revised Collection Day
Good Friday 2nd April No change still collected on 2nd April
Easter Monday 5th April Tuesday 6th April
Tuesday 6th April Wednesday 7th April
Wednesday 7th April Thursday 8th April
Thursday 8th April Friday 9th April
Friday 9th April Saturday 10th April

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