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Why we are doing it…

The campaigns team went to the paper and card sorting facility and found that residents are putting the wrong things in their blue paper and card bin. Packaging inside cardboard boxes such as plastic wrapping and polystyrene were the most common incorrect items. There were even nappies and electrical items in the recycling.

Wrong things in the blue bin lowers the quality and the value of the paper and card collected. It can even cause whole lorry loads of recycling to be rejected.

Wrong items in the paper and card recycling

Shoes, electrical items and plastic bags in the paper and card recycling.

Who we’re working with…

  • Salford City council recycling team
  • Local councillors
  • Local businesses
  • Community groups

What we are doing…

  • Delivering ‘What’s in the box?’ leaflets to 86,000 Salford homes
  • Putting stickers on blue paper and card bins to remind residents of what to put in the bin
  • Talking to residents at local community events

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