Recycle Correctly - Don't Waste Efforts



Rochford District Council are encouraging residents to help reduce the amount of contamination in the districts recycling bins by making sure the right items are going in the correct bins.


In caring for the environment, we all want to recycle as much as we can, and Rochford residents, who are currently joint second in the country, are doing a fantastic job. However, an increasing number of incorrect items are being put into recycling bins, which can prevent good material from being recycled.


We have already had recycling bins rejected this year due to wrongly recycled items, such as disposable nappies and food waste spoiling good quality, recyclable material.


Rochford District’s Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Cllr Arthur Williams said: “Everyone wants to live in a clean and tidy environment which includes recycling as much as possible.


"There’s been an increase in the number of incorrect items being put in recycling bins which prevents good materials from being recycled so we just want to remind residents how to recycle right and reduce the amount of contaminated recycling.


“I’d encourage residents to take a look at the advice and information provided on the council website and to have a think about reusing as well as recycling. We have some of the most conscientious recyclers in the country but there is always more we can do to ensure that we play our part in looking after this beautiful planet we live on.”


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