Recycling Bin

Recycling Bin

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

Green-lidded 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?

Mixed Paper and Card

Mixed Paper and Card Recyclable Items
Location Items
Kitchen Cereal Boxes, Egg Boxes, Kitchen Roll Tubes, Empty Kitchen Foil Boxes, Empty Cling Film Boxes, Washing Powder Boxes, etc.
Living Room Newspapers, Magazines, Comics, Catalogues, Writing Paper, Junk Mail, Envelopes (including Window Envelopes), Telephone Directories (i.e. Yellow Pages), Greetings Cards, Wrapping Paper (NOT the foil type), etc.
Bathroom Boxes for Sanitary Products, Boxes for Toothpaste, Toilet Roll Tubes, Empty Tissue Boxes, All Paper and Cardboard Packaging, etc.
Shed/Garage Card Packing for DIY Products, etc.

Food Tins and Drink Cans

Food and Drink Tins Recyclable Items
Location Items
Kitchen Food Tins, Drinks Cans, Pet Food Tins, etc.
Bathroom Empty Aerosol Cans, etc.


Plastics Recyclable Items
Location Items
Kitchen Yoghurt Drinks, Pop Bottles, Milk Bottles, Ketchup Bottles, Yoghurt Pots, Margarine Tubs, Washing Up Liquid Fabric Softeners, Kitchen Cleaner Products Bottles, etc.
Bathroom Show Gel Bottles, Shampoo Bottles, Conditioner Bottles, Bubble Bath Bottles, Deodorant Bottles, Make-Up Bottles, Bathroom Cleaner Bottles, Bleach Bottles, Contact Lens Solution Bottles, etc.
Shed/Garage Car Shampoo Bottles, Slug Pellet Bottles, Ant Powder Bottles, etc.

These are NOT allowed in the green-lidded bin:

  • Glass

  • Clean foil and foil trays

  • Ice-cream tubs

  • Carrier bags

  • Polythene

  • Polystyrene

  • Toys

  • Plant pots

  • Kitchen roll

  • DIY items

  • Plastics food trays

  • Empty pizza boxes

  • Tissues

  • Clothing

  • Hose pipes

  • Polystyrene food trays

  • Beverage Cartons

  • Sweet/biscuit tins


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 us using the link below.

tel: 0115 917 7777