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10% of Recycling Collected in Malvern Hills cannot be recycled

Put the right thing in the right bin to help reduce contamination.

By Robert Hale (Malvern Gazette)

Malvern Hills residents are being urged to ensure they put the right thing in the right bin to help reduce the amount of recycling which ends up being lost due to contamination.

Every year, about ten per cent of the content of Malvern Hills District’s green bins has to be sent for incineration instead of being turned in to products.

This is because it either contains too many non-cyclable items or recyclables that have been spoilt by liquids, grease or food waste.

The five most common items Malvern Hills residents incorrectly put into their green bins over the last 12 months were: - clothes or shoes, food waste, household items (including a cheese grater, a toilet brush and a photo frame), nappies, and metal.

Residents can help ensure the entire contents of their green bins end up being sent for recycling, as intended, by following these top tips.

Rinse items and put them in the green bin loose rather than carrier bags.

Only put non-black plastic pots, tubs, bottles and trays in the green bin. Please no other plastic items.

Food waste needs to go in your black bin but try to reduce it by following the tips available at lovefoodhatewaste.com

 

Only Metal Drink, Food and Aerosol cans should be put into your green bin. Please take other metal items to the household recycling centre.

Don't put unwanted clothing or other fashion accessories in the green bin. Donate them to charity, sell them or pass them onto friends/family or put them into a clothing bank.

What you can or can't recycle click on the entry below:- 

Detailed Guide to Recycling 

 

 

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