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New Year changes to bin collection days in Rushcliffe

This guide explains the changes to bin and waste collection days over the festive period in Rushcliffe.

Changes to Bin Collection Days

Grey bins

Grey Bin collection changes for Christmas and the New Year
Bin TypeNormal Collection DayNew Collection Day
Grey BinMonday December 27Friday December 24
Grey BinTuesday December 28Thursday December 30
Grey BinMonday January 3Tuesday January 4

Blue bins

Blue Bin collection changes for Christmas and the New Year
Bin TypeNormal Collection DayNew Collection Day
Blue BinMonday December 27Wednesday December 29
Blue BinTuesday December 28Friday December 31
Blue BinMonday January 3Wednesday January 5


Remember, all these common Christmas items go in your black bin:

  • Mince pie/foil wrappers
  • Plastic food trays/punnets
  • Food waste
  • Tinsel
  • Plastic/metal sweet or biscuit tubs
  • Christmas crackers
  • Plastic bags

For wrapping paper, do the scrunch test – if you scrunch up wrapping paper and it stays in a ball, it can be placed in your recycling bin. If it expands then it needs to be placed in your black bin.

Christmas trees

If you have subscribed to our garden waste service you can either:

  • Chop up your tree and place it in the green bin


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  • Place your Christmas trees out but leave your paid for bin next to the tree so we can see you have subscribed to the garden waste service.


Your blue bin is for paper, card, mixed food and drinks cans, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and plastic bottles only.

From the bathroom this includes shower gels or shampoo and conditioner bottles, hand soaps and cosmetic bottles, plastic household cleaning fluid bottles, empty aerosol and deodorant cans and cardboard toiletry boxes, toilet roll tubes and tooth paste boxes.

Plastic milk, pop, water and soft drinks bottles, fabric and conditioner bottles, household cleaning bottles, yoghurt pots and margarine tubs, cereal boxes and egg boxes and food and drink cans can be recycled.

Newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, paper, empty aerosols and drinks cans can be placed in the blue bin.

Don’t forget you can now recycle Pringles tubes, coffee and hot chocolate tubs with metal ends at Tetra Pak recycling facilities at local bring banks across the Borough. – link to his URL

For more information on recycling in Rushcliffe visit our recycling page.

For any queries on bin collection or recycling email or call 0115 981 9911.

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