Newport residents reminded to sort recycling

First published in News

NEWPORT recycling group Wastesavers, has welcomed a rise in plastic recycling across the city, but reminded residents to sort their waste properly.

Yesterday, the Argus reported a 15 per cent rise in the amount of plastic collected for recycling across the city last year, coinciding with the introduction of smaller 180 litre bins.

Wastesavers has been working in partnership with Newport City Council for more than 15 years to ensure it is as easy as possible for residents to recycle.

Residents can now recycle paper, card, plastic packaging, glass bottles and jars, cans, foil, aerosols, textiles, small electrical items, garden and food waste all from the comfort of their own home.

To reduce litter, clear bags for plastics were introduced in 2012. But Items such as plastic film, plastic bags and crisp packets cannot be collected in these bags.

Penny Goodwin, CEO of Wastesavers said: “We are delighted that households are recycling more and want to ensure that we can collect what they put out at the kerbside.

“It’s really important that only plastic bottles, plastic trays, tubs and pots are put in the clear bags, as unfortunately we cannot take plastic film or any other items in these bags.”

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3:20pm Wed 30 Apr 14

MRSjane says...

Why should we put our plastic into the clear bags only to watch Wastesavers, open the bag, tip the plastic back into the green box then take it to the lorry and sort it ? Doesn't make sense to me either but it was witnessed!!!! not by me.
Why should we put our plastic into the clear bags only to watch Wastesavers, open the bag, tip the plastic back into the green box then take it to the lorry and sort it ? Doesn't make sense to me either but it was witnessed!!!! not by me. MRSjane
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4:41pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Furface says...

It would be nice if it was collected! I am the second household in a matter of 50 yds in Caerleon today whose recycling and food bin was not collected, despite being placed on the pavement right next to the green top bin (which was collected) outside my home and I might add all present and correct in line with NCC's requirements! Have been told to leave out for 48 hrs when they will attempt to collect again.
It would be nice if it was collected! I am the second household in a matter of 50 yds in Caerleon today whose recycling and food bin was not collected, despite being placed on the pavement right next to the green top bin (which was collected) outside my home and I might add all present and correct in line with NCC's requirements! Have been told to leave out for 48 hrs when they will attempt to collect again. Furface
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6:02pm Wed 30 Apr 14

VoiceOfDaPort says...

If Wastesavers want me to do their work for them then they can pay me.
If Wastesavers want me to do their work for them then they can pay me. VoiceOfDaPort
  • Score: -4

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