Recycling Bin

All you need to know about your green-lidded recycling bin.

Recycling bin, general information

The majority of households in Broxtowe Borough have been provided with a green-lidded recycling bin. This is collected on an alternate weekly basis with the black-lidded bin i.e. one week the black-lidded is collected, the following week the green-lidded recycling bin will be collected.

All items must be placed loose in the green-lidded recycling bin and should not be bagged.

What can go in the green-lidded bin?

Recycle Paper and mixed Card

Kitchen

Living Room

Bathroom

Shed/Garage

Cereal boxes

Newspapers Magazines/Comics

Box from sanitary products

Card packaging from DIY products

Egg boxes

Catalogues

Box from toothpaste tube

 

Kitchen roll tubes

Writing paper

Toilet roll tubes

 

Empty pizza boxes

Junk mail

Empty tissue boxes

 

Empty kitchen foil boxes and tubes

Envelopes includes
window types

  

Empty cling film boxes and tubes

Telephone directories Yellow Pages

  

Wash powder boxes

Greetings cards and wrapping paper (not the foil type)

All paper and cardboard packaging

   

 Recycle Food Tins

Kitchen

Living Room

Bathroom

Food tins

Metal sweet tins

Empty aerosol cans

Drinks cans

  

Pet food tins

  

Metal biscuit tins

  

Recycle Plastics

KitchenBathroomShed/Garage

Yoghurt drinks

Shower gel bottles

 

Pop bottles

Shampoo bottles

Car shampoo bottles

Milk bottles

Conditioner bottles

Slug pellet bottles

Ketchup bottles

Bubble bath bottle

Ant powder bottles

Yoghurt pots

Deodorant bottles

 

Margarine tubs

Make-up bottles

 

Washing up liquid

Bathroom cleaner

 

Fabric softeners

Bleach bottles

 

Kitchen cleaner Products bottles

Contact lens Solution bottles

 

These are NOT allowed in the green-lidded bin:

  • Crisp packets
  • Clean foil and foil trays
  • Ice-cream tubs
  • Carrier bags
  • Polythene
  • Polystyrene
  • Toys
  • Plant pots
  • Kitchen roll
  • DIY items
  • Plastics food trays
  • Glass
  • Tissues
  • Clothing
  • Hose pipes
  • Polystyrene food trays
  • Beverage Cartons

Why can't the Council collect all types of plastic for recycling?

There are 7 different types of plastic, which are all recyclable, however the facilities that are currently available in this County have a tendency to concentrate on three main types, i.e. those plastics that make up plastic bottles. In order to recycle all plastics, the different types need to be collected separately.

It is hoped that in the future both the technology and the markets for recycled plastics will come into fruition, enabling a much wider spectrum of plastics to be recycled.

Do you recycle a lot?

Residents can have the use of up to 2 free green-lidded recycling bins. To order an additional recycling bin please contact Customer Services using the link on the right hand side.

 

Contact Us

Customer Services

T: (0115) 917 7777
F: (0115) 917 3555

Page Last Updated: 25/04/2016