Homes in Nottingham throw away over 115,000 tonnes of rubbish each year
Why it matters
Rubbish has a huge impact on the city, especially when it’s not disposed of correctly. Of the waste created in Nottingham, 26% is reused, recycled or composted, 66% is sent for energy recovery, and the remaining 7% is sent to landfill.
We want everyone to throw less stuff away, but also make sure when you do put things in the bin that you’re disposing of things well and recycling correctly.
What we’re doing
We are working on a new waste strategy for the city. This will prioritise reducing waste, recycling correctly, and reducing carbon emission and working in partnership with to manage the city’s Eastcroft Energy-from-Waste facility, which provides steam for the district heating network.
What can you do?
- Keep a reusable bag with you when you go out and use it instead of a disposable carrier.
- Reuse an item that you would normally throw away such as a takeaway container
- Take a refillable water bottle out with you and top up at a refill station
- Recycle properly – right bin, right stuff
- Visit a zero-waste shop
- Repair or upcycle something from your home or garden