As part of National Recycling Week, Nottingham City Council is asking local residents whether they really know how to Recycle It Right?
National Recycling Week runs from Monday 22nd until Sunday 28th June and the City Council is calling on residents to help reduce contamination in recycling bins by following some simple guidelines.
Cllr Nicola Heaton said: “Putting the wrong type of waste into your bins could cost the council more than £250,000 every year.
“Contamination has gone down but if we work together it can still be improved. Remembering some simple tips can make a big difference; help us save money and improve our recycling rates.”
Residents are being advised to follow the simple tips below to help reduce contamination:
1) Do not put your recycling in plastic carrier bags, just put it loose in your grey lidded recycling bin.
2) These common household items cannot be recycled:
• Pizza Boxes (these are contaminated with grease)
• Large Cooking Oil Can
• Take away tubs
• Tetra Paks/Juice Cartons
If residents are unsure about whether something is recyclable or not, the council’s advice is to visit the website at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/recycleitright