From this week (3 October) you might find a note hanging on your green wheelie bin if you have used black or coloured sacks.
The hangers saying, ‘Oops we’ve found black/coloured sacks in this bin’, explains that although the bin has been emptied on this occasion, from the 1st November if you continue to put black or coloured sacks in the green recycling bin, the collection crew will assume it’s contaminated and won’t empty it.
We’ve had to do this because some people are putting food waste and dirty nappies into their green wheelie bins, which is contaminating whole truckloads of recycling. In the last nine months more than 100 tonnes of recycling from the district have been rejected because of contamination. View our video on contaminated waste.