March 26, 2014, by offcampus

Love Where You Live: Don’t Bag It, Bin It

Our Love Where You Live campaign is in full swing, and our intrepid ambassadors will be hitting the streets of Lenton again this evening to share some top tips to help our students manage their waste and help the environment by making the most of their recycling bin.

If you live in an area covered by Nottingham City Council, the easiest way to recycle is by using your brown bin (with the grey lid) at home. Separating items for recycling means you don’t fill your green bin so quickly.

So, what can be recycled in your brown bin?

Paper, glass, newspapers, magazines, tins, plastic bottles, platic tubs, plastic food trays, catalogues, telephone directories, cardboard food and drink sleeves, cans, aerosol cans.

And what can’t?

Bagged waste, foil-lined juice/milk cartons, tissues/kitchen roll, sticky labels, plastic bags, foil, textiles, wallpaper, polystyrene, kitchenware, roll-on deodorant, toys.

Did you know? If your recycling has been put in carrier bags, the Council can’t collect it. Taking a minute to sort out your recycling can make a huge difference – don’t bag it up!

If you’ve got any issues with your bins you can call Nottingham City Council on 0115 915 2000, and don’t forget you can sign up for the free Bin-formation text service for reminders about which bin to put out when sent straight to your phone.


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