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Make sure you check bin collection changes this festive period

Please ensure you check your bin collection changes this festive period.

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

Normal Collection day

Your bin will be emptied on

Grey Bin Monday December 25

Friday December 22

Grey Bin Tuesday December 26

Wednesday December 27

Grey Bin Monday January 1

Tuesday January 2

Blue Bin Monday December 25

Thursday December 28

Blue Bin Tuesday December 26

Friday December 29

Blue Bin Monday January 1

Wednesday January 3

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 are able to 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

It is important that only the following items are 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 7am and refer to your collection calendar for dates when green bin collections stop and re-start 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

Christmas events round-up - thank you for your support!

West Bridgford’s free Christmas Lights Switch On was a free fun packed day full of live music program from local groups, a festival market with a large variety of food, drink, and seasonal gift traders along with street theatre entertainment and a firework spectacular finale.

The event sponsored by The National Ice Centre took place on Saturday November 18 on Central Avenue in the town and visitors enjoyed exploring a selection of food, drink and gift stalls, street performers and live music from community groups!

Nottingham’s Our Dementia Choir performed ahead of the countdown to the lights switch on by Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Debbie Mason, followed by a grand finale of lower noise fireworks and LED freestyle performers.

West Bridgford Way's Christmas Market

The Test Match pub in the town also hosted a Christmas Market held on December 2, led by our West Bridgford Way initiative.

Food and makers stalls from local businesses on Gordon Road were available and the West Bridgford Junior School Youth Choir featured. The market was courtesy of UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) funded by the UK Government.