AtoZ of hard to recycle waste

Did you know? our local shops are supporting an initiative to collect hard to recycle waste.

Are you able to print off this poster and put up on a local Boston Spa noticeboard please.

please download, print and put on local noticeboards

Yeadons, Boston Spa are now collecting;

Used crisp packets (please flatten and wrap a minimum of 30, with an elastic band to help us handle & store them efficiently)

Toothpaste tubes and plastic toothbrushes

Pens, felt tips, highlighters and markers

Batteries (can cause fires, make sure you take them out of toys).

Did you know! we can now put all hard plastic items in our green Leeds City Council bins, including Tetrapaks!

Glass (recycle locally at bottle banks eg Deepdale)

Food – everything you put in your green LCC bin has to be clean. Can you compost uncooked waste?

Clothes (20kg of clothes are collected every day in our green bins!) recycle at local charity shops

Cling film / film (from top of plastic trays), put in general waste black bin.

Polystyrene & Styrofoam, put in general waste black bin.

Shredded paper (it drops through the holes in recycling sorting machines), black nbbin please.

Did you know?! UK consumers eat 6 billion packets of crisps a year. 

Only one in ten of the 3 billion milk, juice and soup cartons sold each year is currently recycled. 

Further, 26 million plastic toothbrushes are thrown away in the UK each year and1 billion toothpaste tubes have historically been sent to landfill every year.

Over 65 million printer cartridges are sold each year in the UK alone & of these only an estimated 15% are recycled or reused.

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