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Welcome to the October edition of our waste and recycling e-newsletter.

In this month's email find information and updates on:

  • Recycling centre opening hours for winter
  • Halloween recycling tips and ideas
  • Find out what really happens to your recycling
  • And more!

Changes to recycling centre opening times

Recycling centre

As we head into Winter, the nights draw in and so do our recycling centre opening hours.

From 1 November to the end of February 2021 recycling centres across Nottinghamshire will be open 8am to 4pm daily, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when all sites are closed.

Social distancing restrictions are still in place so there may be queues at busy times, help make your visit to a site quicker by:

  • sorting the waste into different materials before visiting
  • flattening cardboard boxes

Don't forget our recycling centres are only for resident’s household waste, no waste generated by businesses or tradespeople is accepted onsite.

Find my nearest recycling centre

Thank you for taking part in Recycle Week

Nottinghamshire Recycles

A big THANK YOU to everyone who got involved with Recycle Week this year, whether you entered a competition, shared a post on social media or downloaded our BinSmart guide to find out what can/can't be recycled in Nottinghamshire - it's the little things and small everyday changes that can help make a big difference. 

Also thank you to all who nominated Recycling Champions, if you missed all the action during Recycle Week head over to our website to find out more.

Recycle Week

Halloween word search competition

Halloween wordsearch

Have a go at our spooktacular Halloween word search for a chance to win a family ticket to the Spectacle of Light at Rufford Abbey!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is find the missing word and enter your guess before midnight on the 1 of November 2020.

Download your copy and enter the missing word online to enter our prize draw.

Download word search

Pumpkin reuse

Pumpkin reuse

Roast it.

Bake it.

Puree it.

Compost it.

Or give the seeds to the birds - don't waste your pumpkin this year.

Help to reduce the food waste created across Nottinghamshire this Halloween period!

Halloween recycling

Try something different with your pumpkin leftovers

Pumpkin soup recipe

Pumpkins are everywhere over the Halloween period, and last year more than 8 million of them headed for the bin after all Hallows Eve.

It's predicted over 12 million will be wasted this year!

But don’t let this fantastic vegetable just be carved, let it be dinner too with this Hearty Pumpkin and Bean Soup.

We’d love to see photos if you make this at home! Share on social media and use #NottsRecycles.

Download recipe cards

Did you know?

Does all the recycling just get sent to landfill?

Recycling collections in Nottinghamshire do not go to waste. Fact.

All your cans, tins, aerosols, plastic bottles, margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, paper and card are transported to the Materials Recovery Facility in Mansfield where they are sorted and sent on to reprocessors to be made into new items.

Find out more

Don't forget to collapse your cardboard

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More and more of us are buying online, and with Christmas fast approaching this is likely to increase more due to the current situation with coronavirus.

With this in mind we want to remind everyone in Nottinghamshire that their cardboard can be taken to their local Recycling Centre as well as going in your kerbside recycling bin.

If you decide to head to a recycling centre to dispose of your cardboard help make your trip quicker - collapse all boxes and remove the tape where possible so the boxes can easily be posted into the recycling containers on site.

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