Nottinghamshire Waste Management

Nottinghamshire County Council cover a large geographical area, and take responsibility for services like rubbish collection and overseeing recycling centres where residents can drop off waste and other unwanted items for recycling.

In this section, you’ll find a wide range of information about the Nottinghamshire region, including bin collection information, tips (aka HWRCs or dumps) and what residents can do to get rid of rubbish and items they no longer want or need.

Nottinghamshire County Council provide recycling centres for residents to drop off waste, while the eight city and district councils covering the region operate the bin collections.

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Nottingham County Council serve approximately 360,000 households, housing a population of just over 825,000 residents.

Nottinghamshire Bin Collections

The county council has responsibility for HWRCs, meaning the tips that residents can drop off waste. Kerbside bin collections fall under the remit of the smaller district, borough and city councils. In the case of Nottinghamshire, these are:

  • Ashfield
  • Bassetlaw
  • Broxtowe
  • Gedling
  • Mansfield
  • Newark and Sherwood
  • Nottingham City
  • Rushcliffe

Nottinghamshire Bin Colours

As we’ve built this site, it’s become clear that there’s very little consistency between regions, leading to a lot of confusion about the bin colours used in a given area. As a result, there are a few roads in the UK where neighbours fall under different councils, and use different coloured bins for different waste!

In Nottinghamshire, it’s one example of varying bins. Here’s a table to give you the information you need:

General WastePlastic BottlesGlass Bottles & JarsMetal CansPaper/Card
AshfieldRed lidGreen lidBlue lidGreen lidGreen lid
BroxtoweBlack lidGreen lidRed lid or glass bagGreen lidGreen lid
GedlingBlackGreenGlass boxGreenGreen
MansfieldGreenBlue lidTeal lidBlue lidBlue lid
Newark and SherwoodGreenSilverGlass binSilverSilver
Nottingham CityGreenBrown (grey lid)Brown (grey lid)Brown (grey lid)Brown (grey lid)

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