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Improved Plastics Recycling in Three Rivers

posted 19 Mar 2010, 14:28 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 May 2010, 09:49 by Unknown user ]
Our local Council - Three Rivers District Council - has agreed a new recycling contract with Herts Waste Partnership (the Waste Disposal Authority) and local residents in the Three Rivers area are now able to recycle a much wider range of plastics in our recycling boxes.

Until now, only plastic bottles could be recycled, along with food cans and aerosols. But from Monday 1 March, the Council is accepting a much wider range of household plastics in the kerbside recycling boxes, including: 
  • Ice cream containers
  • Margarine / butter tubs
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Food and microwave meal trays, but NOT trays used for raw meat
  • Storage containers
  • Shrink wrap (e.g magazine wrappings) but NOT cling film
  • Carrier bags
  • Flower pots
  • Plastic lids and bottle tops
  • Food and drinks cartons (commonly called Tetra Paks)
Only cling film, expanded polystyrene foam (often used as a packing material), or raw meat trays cannot be collected (for hygiene reasons).

The Residents' Association strongly welcomes this news and encourages local residents to make full use of the recycling facility to reduce the amount of waste we put into our green bins and hence goes to landfill. 

Remember that if you have too much recycling you can put out extra plastics recycling in carrier bags (not black bags), or if you regularly overfill your plastics box you can contact Three Rivers to order an additional recycling box.

See the TRDC News Release here

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