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Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collection 2012/2013
REMINDER - The day on which your waste & recycling is collected will change during the Christmas/New Year holiday period
Please be aware that during the holiday period refuse, recycling and garden waste collection days for all householders will change due to the bank holidays. In particular you should note that some collections actually take place EARLIER than usual. This is already clearly marked on your calendar and we are distributing a reminder leaflet (attached). You can also double-check your dates on-line via www.shropshire.gov.uk/binday
PLASTIC BOTTLE BANKS
Plastic Bottle Banks will be installed on Monday 9 July 2012 for the use of the public
located in the recycling area of the Co-op Car Park, Wem
BATTERY RECYCLING POINT
Shropshire Council is working in partnership with Batteryback, the national battery producer compliance scheme, to offer a number of new battery cell recycling points at council and community sites across Shropshire.
The aim is to help to reduce the amount of batteries that end up in landfill sites and also provide a convenient drop-off point for people to recycle batteries free of charge. The service is being provided at no cost to the council.
Specially marked recycle bins have now been sited at
Shropshire Council Customer Service Point
It is estimated that the average British household gets through 21 batteries each year. This means that within the Shropshire Council area alone around 2,700,000 individual batteries (or over 90 tonnes) of batteries are discarded every single year.
The top five items people use single use batteries for are alarm clocks, remote controls, smoke alarms, torches and calculators. All of these batteries can be recycled.
For further information go to www.shropshire.gov.uk/waste.nsf
No Cardboard to go in garden waste bins or sacks
Recent changes to national composting regulations mean that any compost produced across the UK must now be of a much higher quality. The new rules mean that compost can no longer contain cardboard because the inks, dyes and coatings on cardboard may contaminate the compost. Compost producers will no longer accept garden waste and cardboard that is mixed together. This means, regrettably, that Shropshire Council will no longer be able to collect cardboard for composting.
To inform householders of this change, a leaflet will be put under the lids of all rubbish bins from the 31 October 2011. A permanent sticker will then be put on garden waste bin lids to act as a reminder to residents not to put cardboard in.
Residents will no longer be able to put cardboard in their garden waste bin (or sack)
from Monday 28 November 2011.
Shropshire ask householders to continue to recycle their cardboard by taking it, if they are able, to their nearest Household Recycling Centre. Otherwise Shropshire Council advise householders to put their cardboard waste in their rubbish bin.
Veolia are also looking for suitable sites around the county to place approximately 20 bring banks for cardboard.
If cardboard is in green waste bins (or sacks) after 28 November Veolia will not be able to empty it. After this date, if cardboard is mixed in, entire loads of garden waste would be rejected at the composting facility and it would then have to be sent to landfill.
Shropshire Council are working with Veolia to find new practical and cost effective ways of collecting cardboard in the future to make sure that they contine to recycle as much of our waste as possible.