12 Nov 2010
Being that this week is National Recycling Week I think it serves as a timely reminder for us all to recycle correctly.
In the Liverpool City Council area, most households have 3 types of bins, one for general waste, one for recycling and one for green waste.
The green waste bin is pretty straight forward (this is where green garden materials go such as leaves and grass clippings), but it is the general waste (red-lidded bin) and recycling bin (yellow-lidded bin) that often get confused.
Items meant for the recycling bin include paper, cardboard and plastic and glass bottles and containers; however items that often end up in there include things like plastic take away containers, bottle tops, post cards, empty aerosol containers, telephone directories and envelopes with plastic windows (which belong in the general waste bin).
Due to items not being placed in the right bins, less waste can be recycled and therefore our landfills end up getting bigger.