Durham County Council has been running a contamination campaign and there has been many questions with regard to greasy pizza boxes. Please note these cannot be recycled kerbside.
Pledge2Recycle Plastics are working with Durham County Council to help reduce residents’ confusion on plastics recycling, what to recycle and how.
www.durhamrecycles.co.uk has hints, tips and guidance on single use plastics packaging. There are a number of key hints and tips including;-
- Make sure all plastic bottles are empty, and lids replaced before recycling.
- Make sure you recycle plastic bottles from the bathroom as well as the kitchen such as shampoo, conditioner bottles, domestos and cleaning trigger spray bottles.
- Although black plastic containers cannot be accepted for recycling in County Durham all other colours can.
- Plastic bags and wrappings should go to front of store recycling schemes. Check out recyclenow.com/recyclelocator for more information.
- Items that CANNOT BE RECYCLED and should go into your GENERAL WASTE BIN include toothpaste tubes, compostable and biodegradable packaging, kitchen roll and tissues, food, nappies, and textiles.
It is important to remember the golden rule of recycling – Clean, Dry, Loose.
Items inside other items or inside carrier or black bags cannot be recycled as these cannot be opened at the Materials Recovery Facility.
More detailed information on plastics can be obtained from www.pledge2recycle.co.uk.
There is a questionnaire on recycling at www.durhamrecycles.co.uk – complete for the opportunity to win a £50 shopping voucher.