This consultation has concluded

Municipal Resources & Waste Strategy

This consultation closed on 14 December 2022

Consultation Details

This consultation has concluded

Municipal Resources and Waste Strategy for Nottingham – Public Consultation

The Government has set a national target to increase the amount of waste recycled in England to 65%, while keeping waste that ends up in landfill below 10%. Nottingham is already a national leader in capturing energy from waste that is not recycled, and we only send around 8% of waste to landfill. But our recycling rates need to be improved and Government is also introducing new collection rules on Councils with regards to recycling and food waste collections to deliver more consistency across England.

To achieve these targets set by the UK Government, Nottingham City Council has been developing a new strategy for how waste and recycling is collected from homes and businesses in the city.

Alongside specialist consultants, the City Council has explored options that will allow us to comply with the changes needed and to improve recycling rates and reduce carbon emissions. This will support our target to be a carbon neutral city by 2028, whilst providing a cost-effective and good quality waste management service for residents and businesses in Nottingham.

To help us shape the final strategy, we want you to tell us your thoughts on waste and recycling in Nottingham.

The public consultation will be open from 19th October to 14th December


What are we proposing?

To achieve our goals, the City Council is proposing new options for waste and recycling collections in the city. These include:

  • Working on initiatives to help people reuse and repair items rather than throwing them away
  • Helping people to manage waste well and recycle the right things
  • Starting food waste collections – over 30% of waste collected in Nottingham’s green bins is food waste, so a separate food waste container would be provided. Food waste can then be used to create renewable energy and ‘biogas’

  • The Council is also looking for feedback on two options for how recycling is collected:


When the new system is implemented, the Council may consider issuing smaller general rubbish bins

How can I find out more about the strategy proposals?

More information about the draft strategy can be found in the following documents:

Have your say


The easiest way to give us your views is to complete our online survey. A link to the survey can be found by clicking the "take the survey" button at the top of this page.

In person events

There will be consultation events happening across the city and online. These will include presentations on the draft strategy and the opportunity for you to ask questions.

4 - 6pm, 2nd November – Online via Teams

10.15am – 12pm, 16th November – Clifton Library

  • 30 minute presentation from 10.15am – 10.45am
  • Drop in Q&As 10.45am – 12pm
  • Capacity 40

Printed copies

Printed copies of the survey will be available for you to complete at local libraries in the city. There will be a drop box for you to submit your survey at these locations.

If you would like to print off a copy at home and bring it in to us, please use the download link below. You make need to use additional paper for lengthy responses.

Paper survey download