Category Archives: Recycling

Can we reduce the use of plastic ?

Our oceans are choking in plastic.  The amount of plastic littering our beaches is rising.   That means more plastic bottles, straws, cups, lids, and cutlery are covering our beautiful coastlines. Right now the government’s weighing up a small tax on all … Continue reading

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Broxtowe BC – Christmas Bin Collections Days

Check your Christmas bin collection online and get recycling advice at http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/christmasbins       For more detailed information please check out ‘When is my collection’

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Green Residents Reminded To Subscribe Early To the 2016/17 Garden Waste Service‏

Broxtowe residents are being reminded to subscribe early to the 2016/17 garden waste service so that they can be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of garden centre vouchers. Broxtowe Borough Council will deliver 2016/17 subscription letters to … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to recycle your real Christmas Tree

Don’t forget to recycle your real Christmas tree by taking it along to one of the County Council’s recycling centres. For every 50 tonnes of real trees sent for recycling throughout January, Veolia will donate £100 to The Royal British … Continue reading

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Get Recycling Savvy with the 12 Days of Christmas Recycling‏

Inspried by the classic Christmas Carol, Broxtowe Borough Council has officially launched its ‘12 Days Of Christmas Recycling’ to help local people be green this festive season. From turkey curries to Christmas trees, each day in the run up to … Continue reading

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Waste & Recycling – Broxtowe Borough Council: The Benefits of the Autumn Leaf

The Benefits of the Autumn Leaf A cold wet November morning; what is there to like apart from preparing to book your next summer holiday. Recently appointed Horticultural Assistant, Hugh Turrell will be bringing you his monthly top gardening tips. … Continue reading

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Wonky Parsnips – Join The War On Waste

Did you join? Did you see BBC1’s ‘Hugh’s War on Waste’ last week? It was alarming to see just how much food we waste because we want things like straight parsnips! Here at Broxtowe, we prefer ours wonky – they … Continue reading

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New Broxtowe Bin Calendars On Their Way‏

Broxtowe residents are being urged to look out for the latest edition of Broxtowe Matters, which contains a wraparound of their new waste and recycling collection calendars which start on 7th December. The latest edition of Broxtowe Matters, Broxtowe Borough … Continue reading

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Waste & Recycling in Nottinghamshire‏

Free Creative Craft Sessions for Adults | Composting | Free Paint | Yummy Recipes | Summer Recycling. Click on the Link

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Free paint for Nottinghamshire residents

Councillor Jackie Williams writes:  Nottinghamshire residents can pick up a range of domestic paint for free through the Community RePaint Nottinghamshire scheme (subject to availability). Free reusable paint is on offer at special monthly open evenings at Beeston, Calverton, Newark … Continue reading

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Recycle Your Textiles – Kerbside!

Having a post Christmas clear out? Starting your spring cleaning early? Broxtowe Borough Council’s badger mascot “Brock” is reminding residents that they can take advantage of the Council’s kerbside textile collection service to recycle their unwanted clothing. The service allows … Continue reading

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Green Residents Reminded To Renew Garden Waste Subscription

Broxtowe residents are being reminded to renew their garden waste subscription for 2015/16 to make sure they continue to be part of the recycling generation. Broxtowe Borough Council will deliver information on the garden waste subscription service for 2015/16 to … Continue reading

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Top Tips For A Waste Free Christmas From Brock The Badger

Christmas cards, extra glass bottles, real Christmas trees – the countdown to Christmas has officially begun and Broxtowe Borough Council’s badger mascot Brock is helping, by promoting ten top tips for local residents to help to waste less and recycling … Continue reading

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Be Part Of The Recycling Generation

Broxtowe residents can make sure they are part of the recycling generation next week as they receive their 2014/15 Waste & Recycling calendars which are included in the latest edition of Broxtowe Matters. “Last year a number of residents said … Continue reading

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Recycle Your Textiles – Kerbside!

Broxtowe residents will soon be able to recycle their textiles from the kerbside after proposals were approved by the Council’s Cabinet, to introduce a kerbside textile collection service. The new service will allow residents to recycle their unwanted clothing, accessories … Continue reading

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Brown Lidded Collections start this week.

Broxtowe Residents are being reminded that their brown-lidded garden waste collections will now be on the same day as their recycling collection. The garden waste collection service started again this week, following the introduction of a new payment scheme. Over … Continue reading

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Broxtowe B.C. have temporarily run out of Brown Bins

Thanks to the fantastic response from its green residents the introduction of service charges for Broxtowe Borough Council garden waste collection scheme looks set to be an unprecedented success. The uptake is so good the Council has already run out of … Continue reading

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Changes to Garden Waste Collections

From 10 March 2014, Broxtowe Borough Council will be introducing a small charge for garden waste collections. Leaflets have been issued to local residents. Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Richard Robinson said: “Regrettably, the Council has decided that in order … Continue reading

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Visit to Mansfield Re-cycling Centre

Recently fourteen of us travelled, by Mini Bus from Bramcote, to see the Veolia Re-cycling Centre in Mansfield.   The trip was made following the talk by Jane Hutchinson (Broxtowe BC Waste & Re-cycling Assistant) to the Bramcote CAT Meeting on … Continue reading

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Battery Recycling – A Follow Up

Councillor Stan Heptinstall has followed up the battery recycling issue. Stan writes : Paul Summers at Broxtowe BC has provided the insight below into battery disposal. Perhaps the Coop needs to be approached about the possibility of reintroducing the service? Stan

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