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Worksop, Notts, S80 2AH
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Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Bin CollectionThe Council currently collects approximately 44,120 tonnes of domestic waste each year from the 49,647 households within the District. We employ a team of workers and vehicles to collect this waste.  Please ensure that your wheeled bin is put out for collection by 06.00am on the morning of collection, and contain all your refuse within the wheeled bin with the lid in the closed position.

 

The team normally works on Bank Holidays and your bin should be put out for collection as normal, the only exception being during the Christmas and New Year period where a separate collection programme is in operation.  This operation showing the changes will be published on our website each year.   To find out your bin collection day please visit In My Area and either enter the first line of your address including house number or postcode.

 

Currently 49,647 households have been provided with a second blue wheeled bin for the collection of recyclable materials to reduce the amount of waste we take to landfill. Known as our 'Twin Bin' scheme, one bin is collected each week on an alternating basis and by providing almost every household with a second blue wheeled bin, has enabled us to reach a recycling rate of almost 24%  during 2008.

 

To further assist our residents to recycle we also provide in excess of 50 recycling "Bring Sites" throughout the District where other recyclable materials such as glass and textiles, which we do not collect in the 'Blue' bin can be taken.

 

The refuse service affects all our residents, many of whom believe this is the main service they pay their Council Tax for.

 

In reality, however, the service only costs each householder about 74 pence per week.

 

The Council also provides, if required, a free collection of Clinical Waste for residents from domestic premises only and can offer assisted collections of wheeled bins for the elderly/disabled.   If you wish to request any of these services please contact us on 01909 534501.

 

The responsibility for the disposal of household waste is with Nottinghamshire County Council who work in close consultation with ourselves to provide suitable disposal arrangements for the materials we collect.

 

Should you wish to find out your collection day or need confirmation as to which bin to put out for collection please contact Refuse Collection/Clinical Waste Office on 01909 534501 or email environment.services@bassetlaw.gov.uk

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Last Updated - 07/03/2014