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Welcome to your latest Waste and Recycling News - important news about Bank Holiday bins

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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. 

Bank Holiday Bin Changes

Waste bins

Please note this only applies to residents who have bin collections on a MONDAY.

Please remember, if your bin is due to be collected on Monday 25 May, due to the Bank Holiday it will now be collected on Saturday 23 May. Please remember to put your bin out for collection before 7am.

If you are unsure about your bin day and changes due to Bank Holidays, you can download your bin calendar here.

Please use the postcode tool to find your bin day and 'click download bin calendar'. This calendar includes all bank holiday changes.

Meals for Me!

Over the next few weeks, Love Food Hate Waste will be sharing lots of tips and ideas that can help prevent waste when managing food in one person households or in households where numbers fluctuate.

Those living on their own end up throwing away a larger proportion of the food that they buy, when compared to larger households and more of what is wasted is because it goes off before being eaten.  Some foods are sold in large packs or portions, individual or smaller portions may be more expensive per helping, and it can be difficult to break the habit of cooking for several people. 

Following some simple tips can help you manage food waste:

  • Planning meals and buying only what you need
  • Keeping an eye on the date labels on the foods
  • Ensuring you make sure you store the food properly so it stays fresh for longer

Love Food Hate Waste also have loads of fantastic recipes to help: visit

Hedge cutting service gearing up

Hedge cutting

From 1 June teams will be busy working across neighbourhoods on the first hedge cut of the season for Nottingham City Homes Tenants on the garden assistance scheme.

Colleagues and apprentices from Nottingham City Councils Neighbourhood Services will be working to maintain the hedges over a six week period. The second cut is due to take place in September and October.

Tenants can be assured that all properties will be visited during this period so they dont need to contact the Council.

The garden assistance scheme is a popular and highly valued service which is free to Nottingham City Homes (NCH) tenants who meet eligibility criteria. 

Tenants will receive a visit from a friendly and trained operative from Nottingham City Councils Neighbourhood Services department to undertake the work.

The service benefits all local residents as gardens are maintained to a high standard which contributes to neighbourhoods looking clean and tidy.

Garden Waste Collections

Don't forget! Garden waste collections have started across the city - make sure you take advantage of this free service.

For those of you that receive garden waste collections, your collection takes place on your normal recycling collection day. Just put your brown garden waste bin out with your grey lidded recycling bin. 

Simply follow the guidelines below to make sure you put the right items in the bin:

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
  • Plant pots
  • Plastic bags
  • Large amounts of soil or grass sods
  • Animal waste
  • Treated wood
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Organic food waste


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