Recycle for Charity this New Year – Nottinghamshire

Recycle for Charity this New Year!

Ey Up Notts, add an extra incentive to your recycling start to 2019 by making sure every plastic bottle and drinks can makes it into your recycling bin.

For every tonne of plastic bottles and drinks cans that are recycled in kerbside recycling this January, Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors), will donate £2 to the Chairman’s Charity – Nottingham Children’s Hospital. And as an added bonus if we reach 1000 tonnes an extra £500 will be donated to the charity!

So let’s get recycling folks and help make a difference to lives of others…

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Give old toys, books, clothes and games a new lease of life

Recycle old toys and books at Charity shops

If Father Christmas brought some exciting new things down the chimney this Christmas, why not donate unused toys, books clothes and games to charity for others to enjoy them. Most local charity shops will accept good quality donations that are safe and suitable for reuse. 

Make Do and Mend Workshops

Make do and mend workshops

Get crafty at the Materials Recovery Facility

Owing to popular demand the Make Do and Mend sewing workshops are back for 2019. The first session will be on Monday 11 February from 6pm – 9pm at the Materials Recovery Facility in Forest Town, Mansfield.

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*NEW* Recycled craft workshop

Thursday 21 February 1- 4pm

Join us for a new recycled craft workshop where you can learn origami skills to transform old paper and cardboard packaging into useful containers, trinket boxes and even pen cases with the guidance of an expert instructor.

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Recycled craft workshop

Love Food Hate Waste Winter Warmer Recipe

Leftovers recipe

Kick the New Year off with a healthy recipe you can easily freeze, check out Love Food Hate Waste’s delicious ‘Use-up Dahl’ recipe. 

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund Applications Open

Envirogrant fund

Veolia Nottinghamshire run a community fund called the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund (previously EnviroGrant). This is a fund to which not-for-profit community groups based in the county of Nottinghamshire (excluding the city of Nottingham) can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which help Nottinghamshire to Reuse, Reuse or Recycle waste.

If you have a project that your community group is planning to help the environment by Reducing, Reusing or Recycling then apply for up to £1000 of funding to help.

The deadline for the next round of funding applications is Thursday 24 January at midday. 

Successful groups with awarded funding would then be presented with their cheque at the Materials Recovery Facility on 18 February alongside a tour of the facility (1.30 – 2.30pm)

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Still need to dispose of your Christmas Tree?

Did you know that you can take your tree to any of our 12 recycling centres across Nottinghamshire?

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Did you know?

If everyone in the UK recycled one aluminium deodrant aerosol, enough energy would be saved to run a TV in over 151,000 homes for a year!