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Eco-Friendly Collingham

It has been said that Climate Change poses an existential threat to humanity (Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit | | UN News) and the time to act is yesterday.
It is difficult to know where to start and to wonder if the small changes we individually make could actually make any difference at all. But... is not the actions of a handful of people living perfectly, but rather millions of people living imperfectly making small changes which will have the greater positive effect.

There are lots of small things you can do, as a start, many of which you probably do already, which will really help. Things like Reduce what you buy and use in the first place, Reuse the things you already have, or gift them to others to reuse, and then Recycle as much as possible that which has come to its end.

Your local district council has this website which is a great place to start for ideas.  

Did you know? That you should keep batteries out of your bin collection, but in NSDC you can recycle them by placing them in a sealed plastic bag on top of your green bin lid on collection day.  Read more here: Battery recycling | Newark and Sherwood District Council (

Think you know what happens to your rubbish? Test your local knowledge with this quick quiz from NSDC.
Christmas Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Quiz (

How Green can you be this Christmas?

New Collingham initiative supported by Collingham Parish Council sees the launch of the Green Christmas campaign.

Local Collections of items (in addition to normal refuse)

Item Collection Point Collected for

Used Postage Stamps

South Scarle

RNIB Guide Dogs

Used Postage Stamps

Gascoignes Newsagents 

Used Postage Stamps

Swinderby Phone Box

Bransby Horses - Equine Welfare

Used Clothes and Shoe Bin

Village Centre

Salvation Army

Tetra pak collection point

Village Centre

Decorative: UN Climate Change Decorative: UN Climate Change