Household Waste

Find out more about the rubbish and recycling collections we offer, including what rubbish should go in which bin.

Green Bin

Most homes have a green bin for their household rubbish. Depending on the recycling service you have this bin will either be collected once a week or once every two weeks, on the same week day.

Suitable Items for Green Bin

Yes please

  • Any household waste that cannot be put out as part of your recycling collections

No thanks

  • Bricks
  • Rubble
  • Soil or large items

Recycling Bin

More than 100,000 properties now have a grey lidded brown bin for the collection of plastic, paper, tins and cardboard. We will collect recycling and composting one week and the remainder of your waste (in the green bin) the following week.

Yes please

  • Catalogues and brochures
  • Paper
  • Food and drink cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Aerosols
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard (please break down cardboard into a manageable size and where possible place in your bin)
  • Large tins
  • Plastic tubs, pots and trays
  • Telephone directories
  • Glass bottle and Jars

No thanks

  • Bagged waste
  • Foil lined juice and milk cartons
  • Paper tissue
  • Sticky labels
  • Plastic carrier bags
  • Cling film
  • Foil
  • Wallpaper
  • Polystyrene
  • Textiles
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Pyrex
  • Window panes

Garden Waste

Please note that garden waste collections have now finished.  We will start collecting again in the first full week in April 2018.

Replacement garden waste bins can be requested from March 2018.

The brown bin with a brown lid is used to collect garden waste. If you do not have a brown bin and you would like one, please contact waste management to order a bin. Brown bins can only be delivered to customers who already have a recycling collection. Garden waste collections take place every two weeks on the same day as your recycling collection.

Yes please

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Leaves and weeds
  • Dead flowers
  • Small amounts of potting compost (not bags)

No thanks

  • Bagged garden waste
  • Any waste that is accepted in your grey bin or brown bin with the grey lid
  • Plant pots
  • Plastic bags
  • Large amounts of soil or grass sods
  • Animal waste
  • Treated wood
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Organic food waste

Orange Survival (Recycling) Bag

Selected homes that can't use the grey lidded brown bins - flats, communal dwellings and hard to reach premises - can now use specially provided orange 'survival' bags to recycle much of their household waste. The bag survives being compressed in the bin lorry intact, so that our recycling facility can retrieve and recycle their contents. All you have to do is place your recyclable items into the orange bag, secure it, and place it in your normal rubbish container along side your other bagged non recyclable waste.

Yes please

  • Aerosols
  • Plastic Tubs and Trays
  • Papers
  • Newspapers
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Tins
  • Cardboard
  • Telephone directories
  • Food Cans

No thanks

  • Glass
  • Foil lined juice and milk cartons
  • Paper tissue
  • Plastic carrier bags
  • Foil
  • Wallpaper
  • Polystyrene
  • Textiles

If your property has been selected for the scheme, please note that Orange Bags can be found in your bin store or at your communal office/reception.  If for any reason you cannot locate them, you can request new survival bags below.

For more information on where you can recycle go to www.recycle-more.co.uk and fill in your postcode in the bank locator. This will provide you with a list and map of all your local recycling sites and what can be taken there.


Useful Guidelines

  • You shouldn't put your bin out any earlier than 4pm the day before your collection day or leave them out later than 8am the day after
  • You can be fined £100 for leaving your bin out for more than eight hours before or after collection day 
  • Please remember to have your bin out for collection by 7am and be aware that severe weather may affect our collections
  • Wheeled bins can be used as a tool for burglary or fire (Bringing your bin back in promptly will help to prevent this)
  • Please make sure your bin is presented safely and it doesn't cause an obstruction
  • Please place the bin by the kerbside of your home, or at the agreed point
  • If we miss your collection, you can 'report a missed bin collection' Once a bin has been reported as being missed off the collection, our target is to empty it within three working days
  • Garden waste collections will be on the same day as your recycling bin, but at a different time

Contact Us

Waste Collection Eastcroft Depot London Road Nottingham NG2 3AH United Kingdom

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