Make a Date with New Recycling Calendar
Published Wednesday 20th April 11
Refuse collectors have been out and about in Ribble Valley delivering recycling and refuse collection calendars for 2011/12 to properties, or leaving them in the lids of wheeled bins.
The calendars outline collection times for the different bins - red for non-recyclable waste, blue for recyclable waste and green for garden waste - and ways in which households can boost recycling in the borough.
They also contain comprehensive information on which recyclables can and cannot be placed in the blue wheeled bins.
Ribble Valley Borough Council's head of engineering services, Terry Longden, said: "We are asking householders to keep their calendar in a safe place and refer to it for guidance on refuse collection and recycling.
"There are limited markets for mixed recyclable waste and significant financial penalties are imposed on the council for loads that are contaminated or rejected, so we are particularly keen for householders to consider carefully what can be placed in their blue bins."
The following items can be placed in blue bins: Glass bottles and jars, food and drinks cans, aerosols, clean foil, plastic bottles, such as milk, mineral water, fizzy drinks, shampoo, household cleaners and empty medicine.
The following items cannot be placed in blue bins: Paper, card and cardboard, textiles, crockery, food trays or bags, plastic pots or tubs, carrier bags, waxed drinks cartons and any other form of plastic.
Householders are also asked to ensure that their parked cars do not restrict the access of refuse collection vehicles to collection points.
If you have not received your new calendar, contact Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.
Pic cap: MAKE IT A DATE - Terry Longden is pictured (centre) with Ribble Valley Borough Council's refuse collection team.