Recycling in Nottinghamshire
Find out how to recycle common waste, find out about recycling plastics, paper and card, metal, glass, garden waste and other items.
Recycling centres are open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The opening times vary depending on the time of year:
January and February: 8am to 4pm
March: 8am to 6pm
April to September: 8am to 8pm
October: 8am to 6pm
November and December: 8am to 4pm
Taking your separated recyclables to the sites will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Rubbish you can take:
- Paper and cardboard
- Plastic bottles
- Engine oil
- Car batteries
- Household batteries
- Electrical items
- Garden waste
- Scrap metals
- Plasterboard - All except Mansfield
- Paint – (Calverton and Worksop only)
- Cooking oil - (Beeston, Calverton, Hucknall, Kirkby, Newark, West Bridgford, Warsop and Worksop)
Fridges and freezers - due to a reclassification of the foam in fridges and freezers, most local scrap yards are not allowed to take them for disposal. The local recycling centres however will still accept these items free of charge for disposal.
Community Repaint Scheme
Paint tins should never be thrown out with regular rubbish. Unless the tins are empty or contain only solid paint. Liquid paint can cause problems when it mixes with other rubbish and can spill onto roads.
The Community Repaint Scheme offers a solution. Bring your old paint tins to Newark HWRC, which has a permanent facility for repaint, where they will be sorted to see what can be reused. The paint will then be donated to a charity or community group for re use.
Voluntary groups can get paint for free through this scheme once they have registered Community Repaint Scheme (PDF File, 55kb)
Tins which can't be used are sent for specialist treatment and the metal or plastic containers are recycled where possible.
Paint Open Evenings
Free reusable paint tins are on offer at special monthly open evening. The tins are available to Nottinghamshire residents only. Normal permitting requirements apply if you use a van, pick-up or car-towed trailer.
Tins on offer are at least half full and have been checked by site staff. Colour and type can not be guaranteed but it is all free of charge. There is no limit to how many tins can be taken but a 'fair share' policy may come into effect when the dates are fully booked.
More information on Nottinghamshire County Council website
Registering to use recycling centres
Nottinghamshire residents who wish to use one of the county's recycling centres will now need to register with Nottinghamshire County Council.
This will ensure only Nottinghamshire residents can use the centres.
Registration is free
Checks on car registrations will commence soon and out-of-county users will be advised to use their own local authority sites.