We all know that we should recycle as much as possible and we think we are doing the right thing. But are we?
Once your pink sacks are collected the items are sorted before they can be recycled. Last year Castle Point had to throw away 400 tonnes of pink sack waste, because they contained either the wrong items or food waste that had spoilt the correct items and stopped them from being recycled.
Follow these steps and we can recycle more and recycle better!
Unsure if you can recycle it? Check our lists of what can and can’t be recycled?
Food residues on tins or plastics not only stops these items from being recycled, but can also spread to paper/card and stop these items being recycled too.
If you rinse your recycling at the end of the washing up no additional water is needed and it is better for the environment all round.
Check which bin before it goes in. If you have separate bins inside your house, ensure that everyone in your household puts items in the correct bin so rubbish doesn’t end up in your pink sacks. That one teabag or used tissue could prevent the whole sack from being recycled.
All rubbish items must be presented within a black sack. Items that don’t fit in a sack will not be collected. Please see our Bulky Waste service for large items we can collect.
Residents should always attempt to present their refuse & recycling correctly. Learn how.