April: Waste and Recycling Updates In Broxtowe

April: Waste and Recycling Updates In Broxtowe

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29th April 2021

April’s News and Updates

The waste and recycling teams at Broxtowe continue to work hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to thank our staff and residents who have understood the impact it has had on our teams. Your support and feedback has been overwhelming and we would like to say thank you and let’s keep going together!

Bank Holiday Bin Collections


Don’t forget that this weekend is Early May Bank Holiday and so your bin collections will be slightly different. Check your collection date below.

Normal Collection Revised Collection Day
Friday 30th April No change still collected on 30th April
Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May Tuesday 4th May
Tuesday 4th May Wednesday 5th May
Wednesday 5th May Thursday 6th May
Thursday 6th May Friday 7th May
Friday 7th May Saturday 8th May

Garden Waste Subscriptions

Wheelbarrow full of leaves from a garden

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.

Find out more

International stop food waste day April 28th 2021

Food wastage contributes to climate change. In the UK, 6.7 million tonnes of food end up wasted per year which costs about £10 billion annually. That’s between £250 – £400 per household, each year which is about £7 per week!  If you would like more information on how to make your food go further check out food hate waste.

Litter uprising and champions inspiring!

litter picking

During the various lockdown periods, both staff and residents of Broxtowe have noticed more litter in our parks and open spaces as well as in our residential areas.  However, rather than sit back and do nothing, we have received an outstanding response from the residents of Broxtowe wanting to volunteer and litter pick!  Residents who have got involved have said how good it felt to help keep Broxtowe clean.

Unfortunately, litter is not just a problem Broxtowe faces alone, and luckily for us there is a local group called the Long Eaton Mess Collectors who have expanded their horizon to help litter pick in Broxtowe. We are now working together to help their group members who live in our Borough to clear the waste from their litter picking trips.

We are so proud to work together with everyone to keep Broxtowe a clean and tidy place to live. If you are keen to help keep our community clean and fancy doing a litter pick please contact recycling@broxtowe.gov.uk to see how we can help you!

Find out more

Big Spring clean-up day

From 28th May to 13th June the Keep Britain Tidy event: Big Spring Clean-up is happening.  If you would like to register for the event, please get in touch with your event details to recycling@broxtowe.gov.uk  where we can check the availability of equipment and provide a risk assessment.

Small groups, please stick to Covid government guidelines.

Latest contamination facts: MRF Sample February 2021

From a sample load of 365 tonnes of recycling in February, the major contaminant being put in recycling bins were wrong plastics (15.04 tonnes).  Please remember that not all plastics are recyclable and as a Borough we can help get the contamination amount down by putting the right waste in the right bin.

More Info

Remember these items can be recycled:


  • Aerosol cans
  • Bleach and cleaning products without the lids
  • Plastic bottles without lids

Join our community clean team

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