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Recycling rubbish at home
Find out more about how things can be recycled in your household rubbish collections, your local recycling sites and how to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste.
The pages below will show you how to get information about household waste and recycling as well as providing useful links to other websites that may be able to help you.
Love food, hate waste
The best way to recycle is to reduce the amount of waste that is thrown away. You can help do this by selecting goods, like fruit, that doesn't come with loads of packaging. Another way is to throw away as little food as possible. The City Council is working with other local councils in the area to promote the idea of 'Love food, hate waste.' Click here to find out lots of advice on how to reduce waste and save money too.
For more information on the bin collections Nottingham City Council offer, as well as what to put in each bin, please go to the Recycle it right! page. Here you will find information on household waste, mixed recyclables, garden waste recycling and food waste recycling.
Bin collections FAQs
To get answers to some frequently asked questions about bin collections, please go to the Frequently asked questions about bin collections page.
Recycling sites in Nottingham
There are many local recycling centres around Nottingham where you can take some of your household waste items to be recycled. To find the nearest site to you and to find out about the types of waste you can take there, please go to the Your local recycling sites page.
Household Waste and Recycling Centre
There are two Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Nottingham, one in Lenton and one in Calverton. These are sites where you can bring your household waste and recycling as well as larger items such as fridges and cookers. For details on where to find these sites and a list of the items you can take, please visit the Redfield Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre page.
Recycling tips and useful links
For tips on how you can reduce, reuse and recycle many household items, please go to the Recycling tips and useful links page.