A list of ‘blue bin blunders’ has been published to ensure people put the right items out for recycling collection
Lichfield District Council has launched a crackdown on black bags being put in bins already this year – and it now wants to see other items kept out.
The list of items regularly left incorrectly in blue bins includes:
- Animal bedding.
- Food waste
- Black bin bags
The council has warned that bins containing these items will not be collected.
Councillor David Leytham, Cabinet member for operational services, leisure and waste at Lichfield District Council, said: “We know the majority of our residents are committed to recycling and do a really good job.
“However, there are some households that continue to put non-recyclable items in their blue bins, which can contaminate whole truck-loads of recycling.
“It is in all of our interests to recycle as much as we can because it costs more to send waste to be incinerated or to landfill, and there is of course the cost to the environment.
“We hope this countdown of our top five most common blue bin mistakes will encourage local people to think about what and how they recycle and to change their ways if they have fallen into bad habits.”
To find out what should go in each bin, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/bins.