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Hyndburn Council to launch a revolutionised recycling service
HYNDBURN Council will be the first in the county to recycle ‘awkward’ packaging and bulky waste.
The council is launching a revolutionised recycling service which will see recycling of a host of new materials for the first time in Lancashire.
The council plans to recycle items including mixed plastics, Tetra Pak waxed juice and milk cartons, foil, aero-sols and batteries.
Bulky items made of wood, metal and even mattresses can also be recycled after new measures are brought in next week.
Coun Munsif Dad, the cabinet member for environmental issues, said: “Hyndburn residents do a fantastic job recycling their waste and since launching the scheme nine years ago, we have pushed up the rates from 6 per cent to 35 per cent.
“However, we still need to do more to reach our target of 40 per cent. Not only for the sake of the environment and future generations, but to save money and keep council tax bills down.
“Sending waste to land-fill is an expensive bus-iness – over £85 per tonne.”
Residents will be able to mix paper and card-board inside the white sack, along with cartons.
As well as recycling the usual plastic bottles residents can now rec-ycle mixed plastics which include yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and meat trays in the blue sack along with clean foil, food cans, aerosols and drink cans.
Bulky items like mattresses are collected and recycled through the council’s free bulky waste collection service.