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News and events from our waste and recycling team

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to recycle!

Many of us produce extra waste over the Christmas period – from extra bottles and cans to old batteries and boxes – and much of it can be recycled.

After opening all your gifts on Christmas morning, cardboard and most plastic packaging can be recycled in your burgundy bin. Unfortunately, wrapping paper cannot be recycled.

Your Christmas cards can be recycled in your burgundy bin, providing they do not have glitter on them. If you remove the sticky and any plastic window from envelopes, these can be recycled in your blue box.

If you do not have all the recycling containers above or wish to exchange the container sizes please order your replacement container using our self-service portal via https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/bins-waste-and-recycling/

During Christmas week, your bin and box collection days will change due to bank holidays as follows:

Tuesday collections (Christmas Day) will be collected one day earlier on Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Wednesday collections (Boxing Day) will be collected one day later on Thursday 27th December

Thursday collections will be collected one day later on Friday 28th December

Friday collections will be collected one day later on Saturday 29th December

Tuesday collections (New Years Day) will be collected one day earlier on Monday 31st December (New Years Eve)

From Monday 17 December to Friday 11 January, garden waste bins will not be collected. Brown bin collections will start again week commencing Monday 14 January.

Your collection calendar will show which days each of your bins and boxes will be collected. If you don’t have a collection calendar, you can check the dates online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/collectiondates.

 

You can leave your cap on

North Lincolnshire Council is launching a campaign to encourage local residents to recycle the aluminium screw tops off glass bottles such as wine, spirits and olive oil, along with glass bottles.

The campaign aims to increase recycling of aluminium screw tops and collars. It’s encouraging people to screw the tops back onto empty glass bottles before placing them in:

  • the green kerbside recycling boxes;
  • in glass banks at Household Recycling Centres; or
  • community recycling centres throughout North Lincolnshire.

Keep an eye out for the stickers on all bottle bank sites across North Lincolnshire explaining why simply screwing the lid back on your glass bottles can help us recycle more, and benefit the environment.

The campaign highlights the importance of recycling the aluminium closures as, like all aluminium and glass packaging they are 100 per cent recyclable. Every screw top and bottle deposited in a glass bank or in the green kerbside box can be transformed into something new, including more bottles, drink cans, mobile phones and even cars.

Thanks to modern recycling methods aluminium bottle tops are easier to recover for recycling when they are collected with the glass, so it is now possible to recycle and continue re-using this precious metal over and over again.

So when you next recycle your empties from the night before, remember “You Can Leave Your Cap On!”.

 

Give your pre-loved clothes, textiles, handbags and shoes a second chance

It happens: sometimes we all fall out of love with our past favourites. But before you give your clothes the old heave-ho, have a think about what’s best to do with them.

 

Old maternity dresses, things your kids have grown out of, even clothes that are torn or stained – whatever you want to get rid of give them a chance to be loved all over again.

  • North Lincolnshire residents can put clean and dry old clothing including torn and stained and other textiles into the red collection bag next to your blue and green boxes or alternatively placed in a carrier bag and clearly marked for North Lincolnshire Council. We cannot accept textiles presented in other charity bags.  If you leave your bag out when you have filled it, you will receive a replacement.
  • Drop off your pre-loved items at recycling points and clothing and textile banks in supermarket and Household Recycling Centres.
  • Donate items to charity and re-use organisations in-store or using bags that come through the door.
  • If you are fundraising for your school, church or organisations such as Girl Guides or Scouts, there are textile companies who can arrange a collection to help you to raise money for your cause.

 

 

The Waste Management team visits various festivals, fairs and shows to offer tips on waste minimisation, home composting and recycling at various festivals, fairs and shows.  Please contact us at wastemanagement@northlincs.gov.uk if you are interested in us attending an event.

The Waste Management team visits various festivals, fairs and shows to offer tips on waste minimisation, home composting and recycling.  Please contact us at wastemanagement@northlincs.gov.uk if you are interested in us attending an event.

The 2016/17 recycling rate in North Lincolnshire was 47.8 per cent.