September Waste and Recycling Bulletin

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September 2020

Bulky Waste Collections

Bulky waste collections are now available to book online. This service is for items which are too large to fit in your usual waste bin. Items such as furniture, mattresses, electrical items, fridge freezers (cleaned and empty), carpets, doors, radiators and homewares are all accepted. Please ensure you abide by Covid-19 measures in place for everyone's safety.

Bulky Waste Guide

The free week of bulky waste collections will take place again at the end of this year. As has been the case previously, this will be on a first come first service basis so look out for further details which will be sharing in the next few weeks. Please note bookings are currently not being taken for this service.

Garden Waste Collections

A reduced rate for garden waste collections will start 1st October. Garden waste prices are changing to £29 for one bin and £9 for an additional bin for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.  Don’t forget if you have already subscribed you can still take advantage of the half price additional bins offer.

Garden collections reduce during winter months to monthly, please check our website or your bin calendar for details.

Garden Waste Collections

Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy

From the 11th until 27th September, it is the Great British September Clean. The first litter pick in Broxtowe as part of this campaign took place Saturday 12th September by a group of six volunteers, with litter picker poles and bags in gloved hands, socially distanced of course. The team worked hard to clean up part of an alleyway near Auden Avenue in Chilwell and did a great job too. Well done to all involved!

Get Involved

To organise your own litter pick in Broxtowe, please contact in the Waste Management and Recycling team for details and don’t forget to share photos and updates on your own litter picks on our social media channels.

Recycle Week

Recycle Week

This week is Recycle Week! This special week takes place from 21st September until 27th September and is the annual UK-wide campaign to raise awareness of how important it is to recycle.

Whether is it looking at how you can reduce your waste, reuse items which have already lived their first life, or recycle old items, small changes make a big difference to our lives, our community, neighbourhood and planet. For more information on how to do your bit by clicking the button below.

Recycle Week

Waste Invaders

11%* of the items placed in recycling bins don’t belong there and are actually waste. Putting these items in your recycling bin, contaminates the rest of the bin contents, so all are destined to go to waste. We are committed to reducing this contamination. We hope you can help us?

The biggest contaminants include pizza boxes with grease or food traces on, nappies, Tetra packs (which need to be taken to special recycling bins), glass (shards of glass cause issues with paper; glass can be recycled using your glass kerbside collection service), shredded paper (too fine for the machines) and textiles (that clog up machines). For a full list of what we can recycle, visit our handy A-Z guide today. 

See A to Z Here

*Average in 2019-20 contamination based on random sample evaluation

Textile kerbside collections no longer offered

In September 2020, the Council’s Environment and Climate Change committee decided not to reintroduce the textile kerbside collection service, which is currently in suspension. This is due to the continued low take up by residents since it was launched in 2014 and the wide variety of alternative textile recycling options available to residents, such as donating to charity or selling online.

Resources that were utilised to deliver the service will be redirected into improving efficiency within the glass collection service, which as the easiest way for residents to recycle their glass, has seen participation grow.

Residents can continue to recycle and reuse their textiles by:

  • Many high street retailers now offer clothing donation banks in-store.
  • Having them made into something new
  • Selling them online so that someone else can make use of them.
  • Reusing them at home, for example turning unwearable items into useful items such as dusters  

Please remember that Textiles must not be put in your green lidded recycling bin.

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