Enderby residents and those elsewhere in Blaby district can recycle a wider range of items in their plastic and can box from April 2011.
Additional materials residents can now recycle are:
Fruit punnets (including lids)
Margarine and ice cream tubs
Small plant pots and seed trays
Foam fast food boxes and egg cartons
Tetrapak (milk and drink cartons)
Polystyrene, toys, plastic furniture and crisp packets are not part of the scheme and will not be collected by the Council.
The plastics collected will be taken to Casepak in Enderby where they will be bailed and transported to a plastic recycling firm.
Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for the natural environment at Blaby District Council said:
“Customer feedback showed that people are really keen to recycle more plastics so we have designed this new service which will allow people to put a lot more items in their box.”
Larger or additional recycling boxes are available to households free of charge. Alternatively people can put any additional plastics or cans out in carrier bags, making sure the collection crews can see what they are.
Items in black bags will not be collected and crews will not be able to empty any mixed boxes so residents are asked to make sure they separate plastics and cans from any glass.
For more information or to order a larger box contact 0116 272 7555.
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