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?
Box from sanitary products
Card packaging from DIY products
Box from toothpaste tube
Kitchen roll tubes
Toilet roll tubes
Empty pizza boxes
Empty tissue boxes
Empty kitchen foil boxes and tubes
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
Metal sweet tins
Empty aerosol cans
Pet food tins
Metal biscuit tins
Shower gel bottles
Car shampoo bottles
Slug pellet bottles
Bubble bath bottle
Ant powder bottles
Washing up liquid
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
- Plant pots
- Kitchen roll
- DIY items
- Plastics food trays
- 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.