Visitors to a whole host of events across North Lincolnshire will be able to get plenty of tips on waste minimisation, home composting and recycling this year.
Throughout 2013 the council’s Waste Management team will be attending a number of festivals, fairs and shows this year, including:
Come along and enter our free recycling competition to be in with a chance of winning £25 worth of Amazon vouchers.
North Lincolnshire Council is supporting the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, which encourages us to get the most from the food we buy. Each month, the average family throws away £50 of food that has been bought but not eaten. This means that around 20 per cent of the food we buy gets thrown out - a whopping 7.2m tonnes of food each year. Useful hints and tips to reduce this can be viewed by clicking here.
Residents are being reminded that the burgundy bins are for plastic bottles and cardboard only. If a bin contains waste that is not accepted (for example, plastic carrier bags, waxed cartons, nappies etc) it will be left unemptied and the resident will have to make arrangements to remobe the non recyclable waste themselves.
Burgundy wheeled bins will also be left unemptied if the recyclable items have food waste on them. For example, a take away pizza box will still have the remains of the pizza and/or the grease meaning this waste material should be put into the general waste bin.
Smaller cardboard pieces need help during the recycling process. To stop these being lost or rejected, residents are asked if they can put the small pieces of cardboard inside a larger cardboard box.
We do not want to leave wheeled bins unemptied but contaminated vehicle loads will be rejected by the recycling processor, meaning all the material is sent to landfill at a considerable cost.