A campaign has been launched to educate people in Lichfield and Burntwood about what they can and can’t put in their blue bins.
Lichfield District Council is distributing stickers to homes outlining the sort of items they can recycle.
Cllr Iain Eadie, Cabinet member for waste management at Lichfield District Council, said: “Our residents do a fantastic job and help to recycle around half of the waste they produce, meaning we are one of the best recycling areas in the country.
“That said, with the EU’s new proposed 70% recycling target, we need residents to do even more to help us achieve this.
“We know there is more that can be recycled, as we sometimes find recyclable items in the black bin rubbish we collect, so the new stickers encourage people to check and clean recyclables before they chuck, so they recycle more and help to reduce our carbon footprint as a district.”
Stickers will be placed on blue bins this month.
“We’re hopeful they will help people recycle even more,” Cllr Eadie added. “It is not only good for the environment, it also means that our shared waste service remains good value for our council tax payers.”