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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

Due to the developing COVID19 situation, the health of the local community is paramount. You may not wish to drop off your used crisp packets, pens, markers, toothpaste tubes and brushes at the new community recycling points in the village. Please keep collecting at home. Together, we’ll get through this.

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

Toothpaste tubes and plastic toothbrushes, drop in to Yeadons, Boston Spa or Pheonix hair salon opposite, learn more.

Pens, felt tips, highlighters and markers, recycled at Yeadons, Boston Spa or Joon opposite. Learn more about what can and can’t be accepted.

Batteries (can cause fires, make sure you take them out of toys). Recycle at Yeadons, Boston Spa.

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)

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

Only one in ten of the 3billion 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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