Christmas Waste and Recycling 2021

Christmas Waste and Recycling 2021

Information on your waste and recycling through the festive period, including the Christmas collection schedule.

Collections Over The Festive PeriodBins covered in snow

This year there are no changes to your bin collections. Please put your bin our by 6.30am on  your normal collection day.

For more information please check our 'When is my collection' form.

Non-recyclable Items

Here are some festive items you can't put in your recycle bin.Some festive items not to put in your recycling bin; Christmas crackers, shiny, glitter wrapping paper or cards and batteries

Christmas crackers, shiny, glittery or metallic wrapping paper, shiny, glittery or metallic cards and also batteries. There are some items such as electrical items that can be taken to your local recycling centre. Please check the Nottinghamshire Recycle Centres website for more information. 

Mince pie (or any pie) foil wrappers and plastic food trays (including takeaway boxes) can't be put in your recycling bin and have to go into your waste bin instead.

Tinsel, fairy lights and CDs or DVDs can't be put in the recycling bin either. Some electricals such as fairy lights can be taken to recycling centres so please check these as an option, online, before taking them.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Photograph of a Christmas tree

Residents who have subscribed to the garden waste subscription can also recycle their real Christmas trees through the brown bin scheme. For large Christmas trees, please cut these up to fit in your garden bin and ensure that the lid can close. Real trees under 1.5 m do not need to be cut and can be left at the side of your bin and will be collected by the garden waste teams.  

For more information on what you can recycle this Christmas, please visit out Recycling A-Z page.  (Opens New Window).

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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