Recycling Bin

Recycling Bin

What can be recycled in your green-lidded recycling bin and glass bag or red-lidded bin.

Please note the text service for missed bins and when is my next collection (number 60075) is currently unavailable.  Messages sent to this number will still be charged.

What is Recyclable in Broxtowe

Broxtowe borough council are part of a county wide contract with Nottinghamshire county council and Veolia.  Therefore Broxtowe recycle items based on what can be processed at the Materials Recovery Facility in Mansfield (MRF) (Opens new window). Forklift at Materials recovery facility placing recycling in a pile

Various food packaging may indicate their product packaging is recyclable, however it is best to go along with the guidance on this page on what is recyclable for Broxtowe.  The bin stickers are the most accurate way to see what can go into your green lidded bin. 

If the item is not on this list, then it should go into the waste bin.   

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.

When is my collection?

Your green-lidded recycling bin is collected once every two weeks. It can be used to recycle certain mixed paper and card, plastics and tins.  All items must be placed loose in the green-lidded recycling bin and should not be bagged.

Your collection days can be found on your bin calendar or via the When Is My Collection search (Opens in a New Window).

Please place your bins at the edge of the curtilage of your property by 6:30am on your bin collection day

All wheeled bins should have the lid shut to ensure the bin is safe for emptying.


Do you recycle a lot?

Residents can have the use of up to 2 free green-lidded recycling bins. Order an additional recycling bin using our online Additional Bin Request Form (Opens in a new Window).

What can go in the green-lidded bin?

Mixed Paper and Card Recyclable Items
Can Recycle Can't Recycle
Paper and cardboard  Carbon/plastic/waxed paper
Telephone directories and catalogues Laminated paper
Envelopes (includes windowed) Padded envelopes
Newspapers/magazines/junk mail Tissues
  Paper and kitchen towels
  Food residue
  Shredded paper


Food tins and Drink cans - Please rinse cans before recycling
Can Recycle Can't Recycle
Food tins Foil
Drink cans Metal screws/bolts/pipes
Empty aerosol cans Oil and paint tins
  Chemical containers
  Large metal sweet tins


Plastics Recyclable Items - Please wash and squash before recycling
Can Recycle Can't Recycle
Milk and drinks bottles Plastic bags/bin lines/cling film
Cleaning product bottles Food trays/fruit punnets
Beauty product bottles Polystyrene
Yoghurt pots and margarine tubs  
Plastic bottle lids  

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

tel: 0115 917 7777