RECYCLING UPDATE - GLASS ITEMS NOW ACCEPTED
Join Norfolk’s recycling revolution!
People have for some time demanded a kerbside collection for glass jars and bottles, plastic food trays, tubs and pots and cartons.
Thanks to a new contract, negotiated by all the councils in Norfolk, it is now possible to recycle your glass bottles and jars and a whole new range of clean food and drink containers by simply placing them in your green recycling bin (or recycling bag if you have a bagged collection).
These items are then transformed into useful , saleable materials. This change, which is happening across Norfolk from October 1, has been made possible as the material recycling facility at Costessey has been extended and upgraded with cutting edge equipment to enable a wider range of materials to be processed.
Cllr Brian Long, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “This is a really exciting development and something that residents have wanted for a long time. By working with the other districts and NORSE, we have been able to secure a contract that means a whole host of materials can now be recycled via your kerbside collection service.
Recycling will be a whole lot easier for people and should help us all reduce the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill. All we ask is that people rinse food from bottles, jars and plastic tubs before placing them loose in their bins.
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For more information visit www.recyclefornorfolk.org.uk