Did you know more than 50% of what we put in our general waste bins can be recycled or reduced?! 😮
Food makes up nearly 30% of what we throw away. 🍎🍇🧀🍕🥗🌭
That's followed by plastics, paper and glass which makes up nearly 20% and could be recycled! ♻️
Garden bits, textiles and electrical rubbish are also found in the general waste bin, and they can also be recycled! 🙌
From September most of us will see our general refuse collected one week and our recycling the next week.
Over 75% of councils in the UK have now moved to alternate weekly collections and many have seen a reduction in waste and an increase in recycling by up to 7% 🚮
This week your refuse team will deliver the first of three information leaflets door-to-door, with all households reached by the end of the month. 🏘
The leaflet is a reminder about the upcoming alternate weekly bin service.
Two further leaflets will be delivered in July and August, with the second including a personalised calendar of new bin collection dates.
If you've got any great recycling tips please share them in the comments below! 👇
Please click here for more details about the new service:
Please click here to find out what you can recycle: