In the last six months more than 221 tonnes of blue bin recycling has been rejected wasting over £19,500.
This is a huge cost to Salford, money that could have been spent on other essential services.
Please keep the wrong things out of your blue bin. In Salford we are finding lots of blue bins that have the wrong things in.
This includes things like:
These things are NOT paper or card.
Recycling bins containing the wrong things can contaminate the whole truckload of recycling.
This wastes everyone’s recycling efforts and large amounts of public money.
Paper and card is not sorted after we collect it from your doorstep. That means if you put the wrong things in, the full bin wagon can be rejected and treated as general waste.
We are running a targeted recycling campaign to help residents living in Witton and Little Hulton to recycle better.
Some blue paper and card recycling bins in Winton and Little Hulton will get a permanent information sticker. The purpose of the sticker is to prompt residents to keep the wrong things out of the blue bin.
A leaflet will be delivered to some households in Winton and Little Hulton. The leaflet explains exactly what can and cannot be recycled in the blue bin.
Bin collection crews will be checking the contents of every blue bin. If the bin contains wrong things the crew will put a tag on it and it will not be emptied.
It is the residents responsibility to remove all the wrong things. On the next collection day, the bin crew will recheck the bin and will empty the bin if the wrong things have been removed.
Only put these things in your blue paper and recycling card bin