From Nottinghamshire County Council
Welcome to the June edition of our waste and recycling e-newsletter.
In this month's email find information on:
- Applications close this month for the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund
- Green gift ideas for celebrating Father's Day
- TetraPak and cartons now accepted at recycling centres
- Free online workshop - make your own bunting for summer get togethers
- World Refill Day
- And more!
Funding available for Reduce, Reuse, Recycling projects
The Nottinghamshire Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund is a community grant designed to support projects that inspire people to think differently about waste and resources.
Grants of up to £1000 are available for not-for-profit community groups, schools and charities.
Last year 23 grants were awarded to local projects throughout the county!
So, could your community project benefit from this grant?
Applications close Friday 25 June.
Tetra pak and cartons now accepted at recycling centres
We're delighted to announce that a new trial is taking place across all 12 of our recycling centres. You can now take tetra pak and cartons to our recycling centres as well as local collection points.
Remember juice cartons or Tetra Paks do not go in your kerbside recycling bin.
The Materials Recovery Facility in Mansfield can’t sort cartons and treats them as general waste. Cartons are made from several different materials including cardboard, plastic and aluminium which makes them very difficult to recycle and that’s why they need to be collected separately.
Go green for Father's Day
Are you celebrating Father's Day this year? Why not opt for an eco-friendly gift for dad, uncle, grandad or the special man in your life?!
Father's Day is on Sunday 20 June this year.
Here's some ideas for sustainable gifts instead of the usual socks or chocolates:
- Subscription to a local Wildlife Trust
- Garden Centre vouchers
- Solar powered torch or radio
- Reusable travel mug
- Adoption of an endangered animal
- Organic indoor herb growing kit
Free online Repair & Reuse bunting workshop
As Covid restrictions continue to be relaxed, many of us have summer get-togethers planned with friends and family. Why not add some cheerful bunting to your garden or home, it’s fun to make and you can use up old unwanted bits of material.
The instructions are easy to follow and there is a downloadable sheet to help you.
Please never place old unwanted textiles into your kerbside recycling bin. Textiles should be taken to your local recycling centre or if still in good condition they should be donated to charity and local bring sites.
World Refill Day 2021
Choosing to reuse and refill drinks and food containers can help our environment by reducing the amount of single use plastic used.
World Refill Day is on 16 June and this years campaign is encouraging us all to make a pledge, big or small, to recycle more.
Small changes really can have a big impact.
Recycling cooking oil
Don't pour cooking oil down the sink, take it to your local recycling centre.
Cooking oil from households can be recycled at each of Nottinghamshire's 12 Recycling Centres. It is collected and turned into green electricity, all of which helps to reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Just one litre of used cooking oil can create enough ‘green’ energy to make 240 cups of tea. What's more, one full recycling centre tank provides enough energy to power a home for an entire year!
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