Recycling Checker

How to use:

1. In the top box, start typing the name of the item you are looking to recycle. A dropdown menu will appear where you can choose your item from the list.

2. Simply type your postcode into the bottom box.

3. Press the "Look it up" button for recycling instructions.


The system recognises postcodes from districts and boroughs within Nottinghamshire, but if this isn’t working, it may be because you live on a new housing development etc. If you are in Nottinghamshire and your postcode doesn’t work, please report this to and we will work to update our system accordingly. 

If an item isn’t listed, you could try searching for it using different key words or by simply reordering them.

If you still can’t find your item, please use the ‘Add My Item’ feature and we will find out how it should be recycled in your area and then add it to the database. Please note that this can take up to 14 days to process before it appears on the system.

No. Even when packaging says it is recyclable, this doesn’t always mean that it can be recycled in the area you live in. That’s why it is always best to follow the advice from Recycleopedia as the system is specific to Nottinghamshire. Items which are put in the recycling bin when they should not be can cause issues at the sorting facility and slow down the process of recycling.

Recycleopedia will be informed when major manufacturers change their packaging, but it can sometimes take a little while to be updated on the database. You can let Recycleopedia know about any changes by emailing: 

In the meantime please continue to follow the advice given on Recycleopedia.

Your local Borough or District Council is in charge of bring sites in your area. They will let us know if there is a change to the service. Changes may be temporary if a bank has been damaged or if there’s been a change in provider. If this is a permanent change, it will appear on Recycleopedia, however it may take a little while for this to be updated on the system.

If you feel this change has been in place a while and it is not yet showing on Recycleopedia, please email: 

If you are having problems using the search box, you can email: 


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