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Welcome to the latest edition of Waste and Recycling News from Nottingham City Council. Our e-newsletter will provide you with current information on our services, plus tips and advice on how you can help keep Nottingham clean. 


Register to vote for easier access to our services

Access to some Nottingham City Council services requires proof of residency in the City. We are now making this process simpler for all our citizens.

If youre aged 16 or over and eligible to vote, you will now need to be on the Electoral Register to prove that you live in the city and are therefore eligible to receive some City Council services such as Bulky Waste collections, requests to go on the assisted pull out list and to get replacement bins.

If you are not registered to vote DO IT NOW to ensure your access to any City Council services is not delayed or denied.

You can register:

You will need your National Insurance number when completing your application.


Join in the Big Freeze!

Big Freeze

Something cool is happening in Nottingham and you're invited!

The Love Food Hate Waste team is coming to Nottingham to host a free BIG Freeze event on Thursday 8 October - Smithy Row, 9am - 4pm.

Come along and join them in their giant freezer for a day of cool activities and intriguing facts. You'll leave the event shivering with refreshing knowledge and brain freezing top tips for all your family and friends!

The FREE and fun BIG Freeze event will have interactive games, giveaways and competitions - all designed to help people make the most of their freezer and enjoy mouth-watering meals made by mixing and matching fresh and frozen food.

You are challenged by Love Food Hate Waste to make the most of your freezer - and get to know how freezing and defrosting food can help to save money and reduce food waste!

Don't forget to follow the BIG Freeze on social media, using #thebigfreeze


City Centre Awarded Least Littered Environment Award

Less Littered image

Nottingham has been named as the prettiest and tidiest city in the East Midlands.

In total the city scooped four accolades at the regional In Bloom Awards last week. 

The Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) picked up the East Midlands in Bloom award for the Least Littered Environment beating 63 Bloom entries from across the East Midlands region.

This special award is a tribute to the cleanliness of the city centre and the professionalism and hard work of our city centre cleaning teams. Thank you and well done to everyone.

Pictured receiving the award is Julie Walker and Caroline Elmhirst from Nottingham in Bloom, Matt Gyles and Kristian Salmon from the Horticultural Team, and Stewart Thornhill, John Marsh and Colin Sear from Neighbourhood Operations. 


Deep Cleans across our Neighbourhoods

Deep Cleans

Regular Deep Cleans have been taking place across our neighbourhoods to ensure we keep up our Grade A standards!

Recent work has taken place in:

  • Ashwell Gardens, Hyson Green
  • Around Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Drive
  • Colwick Road shops
  • Dunkirk and Lenton to restore railings on Leengate and  Hillside and to deep clean Beeston Road and Montpellier Estate
  • Bulwell Town Centre
  • Bestwood including Beckhampton, Hartcroft, Elmbridge and Belleville Roads

Does your area need a Deep Clean? Let us know!

Keep up to date with the progress on our social media channels below!


Need a helpful Recycling reminder?

Did you know that one of the most common contaminants in household recycling bins is carrier bags?

Many residents think they are helping our bin crews by putting their recyclable materials in carrier bags. Carrier bags actually contaminate the bins as they can't be recycled.

Please make sure you put any recyclable materials in your household recycling bin (brown bin with grey lid) loose to avoid any non-collections.  

Download this handy guide to learn more about what can and can not be recycled.



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