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.
||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
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help you!
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 email@example.com 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.
Remember these items can be recycled:
- Aerosol cans
- Bleach and cleaning products without the lids
- Plastic bottles without lids