Wellingborough residents being urged to check what goes in their recycling bin

Do you know what should go in your recycling bins?
Do you know what should go in your recycling bins?

People in Wellingborough are being urged to think about what they’re putting in their recycling bins as part of Waste & Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP) recycling week.

WRAP is a charitable organisation which organises the annual campaign, which will take place from September 24 to 30 to encourage people to recycle more and provide them with the information they need to be responsible when disposing of their rubbish.

Wellingborough Council in partnership with Wellingborough Norse aims to improve the quality of recycling in Wellingborough and is encouraging people to put the right materials in their green bins.

Cllr Tim Allebone, chairman of the council’s services committee and of Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, said: “Contaminated recycling has a financial impact and we want to provide a high quality value-for-money service for residents.

“I would encourage everyone to be responsible when disposing of their rubbish.”

The following items should be placed in your green bins:

- Paper and cardboard: newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, envelopes, junk mail, directories, catalogues, cereal boxes, cardboard packaging and juice and milk cartons

- Plastic: plastic bottles including drink, shampoo and detergent, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, plastic ice-cream tubs, plastic food trays and carrier bags

- Cans and tins: aluminium and steel drink cans, food tins, metal lids from jars, empty aerosol cans and aluminium foil

- Glass: bottles and jars of any colour

All recyclable materials should be clean and not contain any food or liquid waste.

The following items cannot be accepted in green bins:

- Food waste, clothing and shoes, polystyrene, cling film, crisp packets, chocolate wrappers, electrical items, gas canisters or fire extinguishers, sheet glass, nappies, sanitary products, cotton buds, DIY materials, paint and flower pots

Bins that are found to contain the wrong materials will be left unemptied and people will be asked to remove the contaminated items before their next scheduled collection.

More information about recycling is available at www.wellingborough.gov.uk.

Anyone who has an item and is unsure of how to dispose of it can contact Wellingborough Norse on 01933 234520 or email Wellingboroughnorse@ncsgrp.co.uk.