Tuesday 23 July 2024
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Rushcliffe bin day changes Christmas and New Year

Changes to Rushcliffe household waste collections over Christmas and New Year.

If your collections fall on the following days the council asks please ensure you place your bin on the edge of your property on the new collection date:

Normal Collection dayYour bin will be emptied on
Grey Bin Monday December 25Friday December 22
Grey Bin Tuesday December 26Wednesday December 27
Grey Bin Monday January 1Tuesday January 2
Blue Bin Monday December 25Thursday December 28
Blue Bin Tuesday December 26Friday December 29
Blue Bin Monday January 1Wednesday January 3


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A spokesperson said:

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‘We are reminding residents to test their wrapping paper before throwing it away this Christmas by scrunching it into a ball to check if it is recyclable.

‘Wrapping paper can be placed in the blue bin if it can be ‘scrunched’ into a ball without immediately unravelling.

‘Households across the Borough can recycle paper, mixed card, food and drink cans or plastic bottles using their blue bins.

‘However, if the wrapping paper unravels immediately, or appears to contain foil, then it cannot be recycled and must be placed in the grey bin.’

What to recycle and place in your blue bin this festive season

Only the following items can be placed into the blue bin, as other materials will not be recycled and may prevent the bin from being collected:

  • Some wrapping paper – if it can be scrunched as above
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Envelopes and writing paper
  • Catalogues and directories
  • Junk mail
  • Cereal and egg boxes
  • Kitchen and toilet roll tubes
  • Flat pack cardboard
  • Food tins
  • Drinks cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Milk and soft drinks bottles
  • Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Household cleaning product bottles
  • Cosmetic and toiletry bottles
  • Yoghurt and margarine tubs

Please ensure your bin is out for collection by 7 am and refer to your collection calendar for dates when green bin collections stop and restart over the Christmas and New Year period.

Don’t forget to use your local bring banks to recycle items such as glass, Pringles tubes, coffee and hot chocolate tubs, orange juice, chopped tomato and milk cartons and soya milk and custard Tetra Pak items at our dedicated recycling facilities for these items.

Find where you can recycle glass .

They include:

West Bridgford – ASDA, The Hook, Lady Bay, Bridgford Road car park, Gresham Sports Park, Household Waste Recycling Centre Rugby Road, Compton Acres centre

Gamston – Morrisons

Ruddington – Asher Lane, Co-op car park

Bingham – Newgate Street, LIDL

Car Colston – The Royal Oak

Cropwell Bishop – Memorial Hall

Cropwell Butler – Plough Inn

Radcliffe – The Royal British Legion Club, Health Centre car park

Keyworth – Bunny Lane, Keyworth Rugby Union Club

Gotham – Memorial Hall

Barton – Village Hall

Thrumpton – Thrumpton Hall

East Leake – Co-op

Cotgrave – Rose and Crown, Leisure Centre, Shepherds Stonehouse

Tollerton – Air Hostess

Normanton on the Wolds – The Old Plough

Bunny – Rancliffe Arms

Wysall – The Plough Inn

Kinoulton – Village Hall

Hickling – Village Hall

Flintham – Flintham School

Orston – Durham Ox Inn

Thank you for helping us recycle over 2,500 tonnes of glass a year at the extensive range of bring sites. It contributes towards Rushcliffe having the best recycling rate in Nottinghamshire.

Remember, every time you recycle glass at a bring bank you can be assured that 100% of this valuable resource will be recycled back into glass products which will be back on a shop shelf within six weeks.

This process is not always possible in other areas where glass is mixed with other glass or other recyclables and this glass is often then turned into generic products such as road aggregate.

Our separate three compartment vehicle ensures the glass remains colour separated and it is then stored and sold back to the reprocessor where it is recycled back into glass bottles and jars.

Your efforts mean our glass recycling rate is highly comparable to many kerbside collection schemes in other councils.

ward, we are working with other key partners including the County Council and other Nottinghamshire districts as we await significant changes and direction to how waste collections will delivered under the new Environmental Act.

These may include changes to how we collect and separate out food waste and greater national consistency over what can be recycled in your blue bin.

These possible changes could mean a significant redesign for our waste collection service including assessing our current vehicle fleet and what we may need moving forward.

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