A recycling and environmental campaign is taking place in Forest Fields next week to encourage residents to make small changes to help keep the area clean.

Officers from Nottingham City Council will be targeting streets that have a high level of contaminated recycling bins and bins on streets. Officers from Waste Management will be door knocking on properties with contaminated bins and providing guidance and advice on how to solve the problem and avoid their bin not being collected and enforcement.

Local Councillors, Neighbourhood Development Officers and Community Protection Officers will also be door knocking providing information about the City Council’s free bulky waste collection and how to ‘Recycle it Right’. Residents will also be asked if they want to help develop a scheme in their area whereby residents support other members of the community with environmental advice and encouragement.

A newsletter with information about how to have your say and other information will also be distributed via local schools in the area.

Information about Nottingham City Council’s free bulky waste scheme has also been translated into different languages to ensure all residents understand the service they can access.

Nottingham City Council’s WISE (Waste in School Education) Officer will also be visiting schools in the area to carry out variety of workshops, lessons and interactive activities to promote the key themes of reduce, reuse, repairing and recycling

Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “These types of exercises are a great way to engage with residents about a number of serious issues that can affect the outlook and cleanliness of our neighbourhoods.

“Working with a number of partners such as Community Protection and local schools means we have more people communicating the right messages to residents in the hope that they make small changes that can dramatically improve the area for the whole community to benefit.”

Any residents seeking further information about the initiative can contact the local Neighbourhood Development Officers, Beth Hanna on 0115 8838466 on or Debbie Royle on 0115 8838468.