Plastic Free Cotgrave

Reducing single-use plastics


Plastics Recycling in Cotgrave



Although a lot of packaging states that it is ‘recyclable’ and displays one of these symbols. The contents of our bins are taken to the Veolia plant in Forest Town. If you need clarification on exactly which plastics they can recycle, there is probably a sheet stuck inside the lid of your blue bin. If not, you can download one here.


We are in the process of creating for you a handy sheet showing more detail about recycling plastics if you live in Cotgrave.

Hollygate Skip

Non-recyclable plastic:

  • The Library collects plastic pens, crisp packets and plastic milk bottle lids.
  • The Co-op has a collection box for soft plastics including pet food pouches. Details here
  • Fruit punnets can be taken to Kerry’s Fresh when you do your shopping there. They have kindly offered to include these in their own plastics recycling, that will take this type of plastic (whereas our blue bins don’t).
  • Tetrapak (eg juice, milk and soup cartons) can be taken to the Hollygate Lane site, where there is a dedicated skip. (This skip is ONLY for Tetrapak).
  • Plastic milk bottle tops are collected for fund-raising at the Dove Cottage Hospice shop. (They also collect printer cartridges, used stamps and old foreign coins) There is a bin outside the shop for bottle tops – please wash them before dropping them in.

The Terracycle crisp packet fundraising scheme closes at the end of April 2022. Thank you to all of you who have contributed in the past – you can still take crisp packets to the Co-op and drop them off in their soft plastics box.


Terracycle offer a range of collection opportunities such as toothpaste tubes, cheese packaging, Burt’s Bees and Bayliss and Harding products. If you are interested, visit this page.