It’s more important now than ever that we Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And it’s easy to do!
A great example is to:
Families in Wolverhampton are great at recycling, but sometimes items are accidentally put in black recycling bins which cannot be recycled. This contamination causes all sorts of problems at the recycling plant and often means that rubbish cannot be recycled and instead has to be burned – or, even worse, sent to landfill.
Please make sure you and your family only put items in your black recycling bin that can be recycled, such as aerosols, drink cans, cardboard, newspapers and magazines, foil packaging, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, plastic packaging (like food trays, margarine tubs and yoghurt pots) and empty food tins.
Please don’t put items that can’t be recycled in your black recycling bin, as this will contaminate it. These include things like old clothing, nappies, clingfilm, batteries, polystyrene, food, garden waste, plastic bags, crisp and sweet packets, hard plastics such as garden furniture or toys, and any other general waste.
You can find out more about recycling in Wolverhampton by visiting wolverhampton.gov.uk/recycling – and if you’re in any doubt whether an item can be recycled, please don’t put it in your black recycling bin.
Food and drink containers
Glass bottles and jars
Household plastic bottles
Newspapers and magazines
Plastic drink bottles
Textiles, clothing or bedding
Ribbon, bows and decorations
Shiny metallic paper
Any other general waste