Nottinghamshire County Council Waste and Recycling

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Welcome to the April edition of our waste and recycling e-newsletter.

In this month’s email find information on:

  • Easter binformation
  • New Make Do and Mend online workshops
  • Earth Day 2021
  • Reminder about recycling centre opening hours
  • AND not forgetting our fantastic Spring competition!

Easter binformation

staff at recycling centre

The Easter celebration may be over but if you are still working your way through those lovely chocolate eggs please remember to recycle correctly:

✅Cardboard Easter egg boxes are recyclable, flatten them before putting them in the recycling bin to save space.

❌Easter egg foil wrapping and plastic packaging doesn’t belong in your kerbside recycling bin.

Had an egg-cellent Easter?

Make Do and Mend online workshops

colourful old ties reused as phone case holders

Do you have some old ties hanging around?

Before you throw them out have a look at our latest online workshop. You will learn how to make an unwanted tie into a lovely handmade present or just a treat for yourself.

The instructions are easy to follow and there is a downloadable sheet to help you.

Explore online workshops

Reminder – old unwanted textiles do not belong in your kerbside recycling bin. Take them to your local recycling centre, clothes bank or charity shop (if in good condition)

Let’s get carried away

supermarket plastic carrier bags

Since 5 October 2015 when shoppers started being charged for carrier bags there has been a decrease of more than 90% of bags being purchased, that’s over 7.1 billion bags less!

Let’s keep up the good work by remembering to take your bags for life when you visit shops.

If you are reusing plastic bags, remember when the bag is no longer usable just pop it in your general waste bin or take it to a collection point.

Do not put plastic carrier bags in your recycling bin.

Find your local collection point

Earth Day 2021

Journey of a shampoo bottle

Thursday 22 April is Earth day when more than a billion people worldwide come together to play their part in protecting our world. You can join them by ensuring all your household plastic bottles go in the recycling bin.

Did you know recycling just one plastic bottle saves enough energy to light a 60w bulb for 6 hours? Make sure you remove the lid and rinse before you pop the bottle it in your kerbside recycling bin.


Recycling centre opening times

Resident emptying grass cutting into container at recycling centre

Our recycling centres have now extended their opening hours by two hours.

All 12 centres across Notts are now open 8am – 8pm daily.

The sites can be busy, so please visit only if you really need to and try and visit at quieter times. Strict social distancing rules remain in place onsite so queues are likely at busy times. Please never queue on the highway.

Find your nearest recycling centre

Competition time

herb growing starter pack

Grow your own – Spring Gardening Giveaway

To mark National Gardening week which starts on 26 April 2021 we are giving away 2 herb growing starter packs!

You don’t even need a garden to get started, you can grow them on a windowsill or in pots outside.

Closing date for entries is 30 April 2021.

Enter prize draw

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