We are seeing lots of the wrong items in the beige bin. These are items such as:
The beige bin is for clean paper and card only. Too many wrong items in the bin can contaminate a whole load of recycling. This means it has to be treated as general waste, wasting everyone’s recycling efforts and costing Bolton Council large sums of public money
We are working with Bolton Council to help residents recycle right in the beige bin and reduce the contamination we are seeing.
Every house in Bolton with kerbside wheelie bins will get a bin shaped leaflet delivered to them throughout August.
The leaflet explains what can and cannot go in your beige bin. Keep it on your fridge as a handy reminder.
Every beige bin will get a sticker put on it showing the most common wrong items that we find in the beige bins.
Remember only clean paper and card should go in your beige bin (this includes drink cartons).
Look out for new artwork on the sides of some of the bin lorries as they collect your recycling.
Only put these things in your beige bin: