Household Waste

Your Household Waste

Find out more about the rubbish and recycling collections we offer and how to organize your rubbish:

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 weekday.

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

We now have a grey lidded brown bin for the collection of plastic, paper, tins and cardboard. We will collect the 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

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

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 (including windfall fruit)

Orange 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 alongside 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. 

 

Request Orange recycling Bag

Useful Guidelines

  • You shouldn't put your bin out any earlier than 4 pm the day before your collection day or leave them out later than 8 am the day after
  • Please remember 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 7 am 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
  • You shouldn`t put any side waste out on the path or curbside as this will not be collected. You must make a suitable arrangement for the collection of any extra waste that cannot fit in the bin
  • Please note that only waste in the bin with the lid closing will be collected
  • Please place the bin by the kerbside of your property, 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 five working days
  • Garden waste collections will be on the same day as your recycling bin but at a different time
  • If you miss the collection day and fail to put the bins out, you must make arrangements for the waste to be collected and dispose of

Landlords

  • If you are a landlord of a licensed rented property and your tenant fails to follow this guidance or the property is unoccupied, then the landlord, the licence holder must adhere to this guidance themselves
  • The licence holder or landlords of a rented property must ensure that trade rubbish and waste is not disposed of in the domestic household bins

Contact Details

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