Recycle More guide is on its way

Recycle More guide is on its way

30 September 2020 – Vital information about Recycle More will be landing on Mendip doormats from next week.

The striking orange and blue leaflets contain key details about collection days and how to recycle once Somerset Waste Partnership’s new service arrives at the end of October.

Recycle More will see more recycling collected from the kerbside every week, so rubbish bins or sacks will be collected every three weeks instead of every two.

With less than a month to go before launch, the leaflets will make sure everyone knows exactly what to do when things change.

Each leaflet includes a collection day calendar specific to that address, showing when recycling and rubbish will be collected once the new service starts. Importantly, a third of homes will have a change in collection day so it is important that people take note.

It also gives that home’s first Recycle More collection date. This is the first time residents should put out the new materials and use the Bright Blue Bag that will be delivered in the two weeks leading up to launch.

Some people will also have a one-off, extra rubbish collection before Recycle More starts. This will be made clear in the calendar where it applies.

Recycle More will add the following to weekly kerbside recycling collections:

  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Food and drink cartons such as Tetra Pak
  • Small batteries and small electrical items

What items need to go into which recycling container will change with Recycle More. The latest leaflet includes a simple, colour-coded ‘What goes where?’ diagram to keep for future reference.

As the Bright Blue Bags are delivered, recycling boxes will be stickered with new details:

  • Bright Blue Bag – plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays; tins and cans, aerosols and foil
  • Green box – Glass bottles and jars, and cartons including Tetra Pak
  • Black box – paper and card
  • Brown food waste bin – all food waste
  • Carrier bags – small household batteries, small electrical items (crews will return bags)

SWP Managing Director, Mickey Green, said: “These leaflets contain really key information so it’s important that everyone reads theirs and keeps it to refer back to.

“The new service means doing things a little differently and we’re here to help make it work for everyone.

“We keen to get going, but it’s important to carry on recycling as you do now until the service arrives. Remember, nothing changes until you get your Bright Blue Bag.”

Until the kerbside shake-up kicks-off, SWP is encouraging people to take the new Recycle More materials to recycling sites rather than throw them out in their rubbish.

Mendip’s recycling sites – Wells (Dulcote), Frome, Street – take all the new items.

Anyone with questions or concerns about Recycle More can find more information here or call Mendip District Council on 0300 3038588.

Mendip is the only district to getting Recycle More in 2020. It will be introduced to other parts of the county over the following 18 months.

For the latest updates on Recycle More follow Somerset Waste Partnership @somersetwaste #recyclemore on Twitter and Facebook.

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