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Welcome to our October waste and recycling update.

In this e-newsletter find information on:

  • Recycling centre hours change for Autumn
  • Free paint for community projects
  • The Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund closes this month - apply now!
  • Apple-tastic seasonal recipes

We went Green in September

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A big THANK YOU to all our Notts Recycles challengers (all 1,674 of you!) that took part in our Go Green for September 30 day challenge last month - you're all awesome!

If you missed the challenge don’t worry. Going Green isn’t just for September it can be anytime you like. 

Why not make a Notts Recycles pledge? Small actions really do make a big difference when we all join together.💚🌍♻️

Make a Notts Recycles Pledge

Funding available for local groups and schools

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Last month we reopened the Nottinghamshire Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund as part of our Go Green for September campaign.

Grants of up to £1000 are available for not-for-profit community groups, schools and charities.

Could your project benefit from a grant?

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2021.

Find out more and apply

Apple-tastic recipes

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It's national Apple day on Thursday 21 October.

Did you know that Nottinghamshire is the home of the Bramley Apple? Why not visit the Bramley Apple Festival on 23 October in Southwell!

860,000 apples get thrown away every day in the UK, so we've put together some delicious recipe ideas to help you love your leftover apples. 

Explore recipes

Reuse all wrapped up

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As the dark nights are closing in and the temperature is getting colder you may be going through your wardrobe to make space for those woolly jumpers. If you have any clothes that you want to part company with, why not consider giving them to a charity shop or put them in one of the clothing donation banks around the county?

Please remember that textiles do not go in your recycling bin at home.

Find a clothing donation bank near you

Free paint available for Notts residents & groups

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The Community Repaint Nottinghamshire Scheme has been relaunched!

The scheme gives leftover paint a new lease of life, residents and community groups can collect FREE paint to help refurbish rooms, get arty on craft projects or decorate community facilities. 

Free paint is available to collect on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

A collection slot must be booked in advance.

Find out more and book

Recycling centre opening hours change

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Recycling centres across Notts are now operating Autumn opening hours which means they close a little earlier as the darker nights start to draw in.

Sites are open 8am - 6pm daily throughout October.

Visiting a Recycling Centre will be quicker if waste is sorted into groups and all waste must be from Nottinghamshire residents' own homes.

Find your nearest centre

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