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?

Paper and Card


Kitchen Living Room Bathroom Shed/Garage

Cereal boxes

Newspapers, magazines and comics

Box from sanitary products

Card packaging from DIY products

Egg boxes


Box from toothpaste tube


Kitchen roll tubes

Writing paper

Toilet roll tubes


Empty kitchen foil boxes and tubes

Junk mail

Empty tissue boxes


Empty cling film boxes

Envelopes including window envelopes

All paper and cardboard packaging


Wash powder boxes

Telephone directories, Yellow Pages etc



Greetings cards and wrapping paper (not the foil type)


Paper and Card

Kitchen Living Room Bathroom

Food tins


Empty aerosol cans

Drinks cans


Pet food tins





Kitchen Bathroom Shed/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:

  • 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