Nottinghamshire Recycles this Christmas

Make sure you don't end up on the naughty list 

Have an environmentally conscious Nottinghamshire Christmas

Preparing for the festive season is second nature to some, but it can be easy to overlook the impact caused by our annual routines. Christmas is a time for giving to one another and appreciating our environment through conscious effort and a few tweaks in our holiday preparation we can make more sustainable choices.

Could this be the year to make something as a gift and help to reduce excess unrecyclable plastic packaging? Nottinghamshire recycles have a few ideas to try, with information and guidance from pro’s who can help you take on this challenge.


Reduce - Festive waste reduction

After the big day meal is over, remember to check out how best to use up those leftovers. 

One traditional choice for a festive desert is Christmas pudding - but what happens to the leftovers of that fruity pud if the chocolates from a stocking have caught the eye of your dinner table guests instead.  We have got you covered with a range of festive food waste reduction recipes available to download and save.

There are lots of ways to reduce waste at Christmas, by e-gifting, portion planning and buy a gift which can be used for years to come.

Why not consider a real Christmas tree from a sustainable source. Keep it watered and if it’s a potted tree encourage it to be replanted after use, and all real Christmas trees can go to the Nottinghamshire Recycling Centres


Reuse - Festive waste reuse

Making your own cards and reusing cards from previous years for gift tags has been an easy eco win for a few years, but it’s still a good one to try. Packing your christmas cards with your decorations ensure you’re prepared for the year ahead.

How about trying a kitchen table talent, baking, making, repairing, mending, or upcycling.

Common items which can't be recycled at the kerbside can easily be reused, sweet tins and tubs are a great example. 

Some tasty ways to use up your festive leftovers
Festive textile Repair and Reuse online workshop
Sweet tin or tub reuse
Sweet tins can't go into the recycling bin, but they can be reused!

Recycling - Festive waste recycling

As well as helping reduce waste across our County, any gift where you’ve really put in thought and time is always sure to affect a smile. Help the waste and recycling teams across Nottinghamshire smile too and ensure that only tins, cans, aerosols, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, yoghurt pots and margarine tubs go into your recycling bin. 

Don't get on the naughty list by putting these things in your recycling bin.
See our daily animations for the recycling in Nottinghamshire 12 days of Christmas
Some of the items commonly missed from the recycling bin over Christmas
Please don't put glass jars or bottles in your recycling bin
Compost produced at home benefits your garden, adding nutrients, improving soil structure, maintaining moisture levels and keeping your soil's pH balance in check.
Find out what can go into your kerbside recycling bin

Find out more about waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Nottinghamshire

Have you ever wondered what happens next to transform your recyclables into a new item?
Compost produced at home benefits your garden, adding nutrients, improving soil structure, maintaining moisture levels and keeping your soil's pH balance in check.
Collection from your kerbside in Nottinghamshire is the responsibility of the local and District and Borough Councils, who deliver the waste to us as the waste contractor for Nottinghamshire County Council.