Collection crews regularly check bins to make sure that it contains the right kind of items for that specific bin. If enough people put the wrong things in their bins it causes contaminated loads that cause problems for our disposal, recycling and composting facilities.
If your green recycling bin has things inside that we cannot recycle your collection crew will attach a bin tag reminding you of the things that we do accept in the bin.
If your crew notice on a following occasion your bin contains things that can't be recycled, they will attach another bin tag reminding you of what we can recycle and asking you to remove the incorrect items. We will not return to empty your bin and it will be emptied on the next 2 weekly collection. If there are any additional recyclables for that next collection they can be placed inside a cardboard box alongside the bin for collection.
Things we regularly find in green recycling bins that we cannot recycle:
- Bin Liners
- Plastic Bags
- Clothes/towels and bedding
- Plastic Wrappers
- Cat Litter
- Animal bedding (sawdust/hay)
All the above should go in your grey bin.