What can go in the orange bags?
Glass - bottles and jars of all colours
Plastic Ė all plastic drinks,
milk and detergent bottles
Paper & card - newspapers,
junk mail, magazines, cereal cartons (no plastic liners please)
and other cardboard packaging
Metal - drinks cans, food
tins and empty aerosols
What canít go in the orange
No bottle caps or jar lids
NO BROKEN GLASS, pyrex or window
No "tetrapak" (eg. drink
No paint and chemical containers
No yoghurt pots or margarine containers
No yellow pages
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council's new Smart Sack recycling collection is rolling out to
cover the whole borough in September after a pilot in some areas
According to the council, the smart sack collection is currently
picking up around 80 tonnes of recyclables per week in the start
up area, far above the borough's previous recycling levels for
the whole borough. With the addition of the borough's remaining
30,000 households these figures are set to improve further.
During August residents will be receiving recycling information
and their supply of smart sacks (orange bags) in preparation for
their first collections starting 1st September.
This new scheme replaces all other recycling collections currently
operating in the borough (including the red box). It will not,
however, cover apartment blocks or housing estates and the council
is opening new estates based recycling services across the borough
for residents in flats.
The advantages for residents include:
-No sorting - most forms of recycling
can be put in the bag and it will be sorted after collection.
-No trips to the recycling bank
- just put out your bag on your recycling day and we will collect.
-No recycling hanging around the
house - With weekly collections there will be less need for storing
bottles, tins and paper.
All the recycling collected will
be sorted and sent on for reprocessing by the Western Riverside
Waste Authority (WRWA).
For more details on the recycling
scheme call the Smarter Borough Hotline: 020 8753 1100.