The final stage of Nottingham’s recycling roll out has been completed in St Ann’s which means every resident in the city can now recycle at the kerbside.
Over the past eighteen months the roll out of orange ‘survival’ bag recycling to flats in the city has taken place in two phases; the first encompassing all flats within the city centre; the second to all flats across the rest of the city, excluding 1375 properties within the St Ann’s ward.
Many of the excluded properties in St Ann’s, terrace houses and flats, have problems with storage space or are hard to reach so were not covered by the usual wheelie bin recycling kerbside collection.
Consultations have taken place with residents in the area regarding the best way to accommodate their needs and officers from Nottingham City Council and local councillors have been working hard to make recycling easier for the residents.
A decision has now been made to introduce the orange ‘survival’ bag for recycling to all residents in the remaining properties so they can recycle at the kerbside and collections are already taking place.
All residents have to do is put their recycling in the orange ‘survival’ recycling bag and put this into their green wheelie bin with their other general rubbish. The rubbish will still be collected weekly and will be taken to a sorting facility where the orange bags will be separated and the contents, which will survive the collection process, recycled.
Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “It is fantastic news that every resident in Nottingham now has access to kerbside recycling. Our aim was to provide kerbside recycling to the most hard to reach properties in the city and with the final roll out to St Ann’s we have now achieved this.
“Nottingham currently recycles around 16,500 to 17,000 tonnes of Household Kerbside Dry recycling with 11,000 tonnes of Green waste collected for composting. With the support from residents we can increase this.
“We will continue to work hard to educate residents on the importance of recycling, reducing contamination and keeping valuable commodities out of the waste stream.”
For further information about recycling in Nottingham please visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/recycling