Posted: Fri 30th Sep 2016

More Can Be Recycled From 3 October

This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016

There’s great news for residents as the recent recycling review means more plastics and even textiles will be recycled from 3rd October by Wrexham Council under its revised waste service. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Plastics such as margarine tubs and yoghurt pots, will be taken and residents will be able to recycle clothing and footwear including socks but not for bedding, duvets or pillows! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All households can recycle all types of cardboard weekly either in their wheelie box or in their blue bag. If there’s excess cardboard for recycling please put it in another container or carrier bag, no black bin bags please, and it will be collected. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Items that cannot be recycled from the kerbside are things like crisp packets, sweet wrappers, bread bags, cling film, plastic film, polystyrene/foam, nappies, food and drink cartons, carrier bags, light bulbs, pyrex, soil/sods, rubble, toys, ceramics, electronics, pet/animal waste. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Food waste will be collected weekly in the lockable food caddy and only garden waste should be placed in the green bin. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All the routes have been optimised meaning a change of bin day for a significant number of households. Everyone should have received a letter confirming what their bin day will be and a calendar which will give details of changes over the Christmas period due to the bank holiday. There may also be a change of routine for which coloured bin is taken for some residents meaning they may have two weeks of green bin collections. Where this happens, any extra waste will be taken in addition to the general waste bin. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“There has been quite a few changes to our recycling service in recent months and I am pleased to say that on the whole residents have welcomed the improvements. We know that over the next few weeks residents will sometimes be unsure what can be put in the recycling box or should go into the general waste and initially our operatives will be sorting the boxes and leaving behind what should be in the general waste so residents are aware for the future. Our current recycling rate is 62% and we are on track to improve on this figure and become one of the best performing authorities in Wales. Our recycling rates would not be achieved without the continued support of our residents and I would like to thank everyone for that support. I would also like to thank all the staff involved in ensuring the changes to the waste service have been introduced as smoothly as possible and also to staff at Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) who have provided us with invaluable support and advice during the process.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Residents are also encouraged to sign up the the Council’s Bin Alert which will ensure they receive an email the day before their bin collection day to remind them which bin to put out. You can sign up to an alert easily at ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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