Once banned items can now be recycled by households across Nuneaton and Bedworth.
As a result of Coventry City Council now collecting the brown-lid bins and H W Martin Waste having an improved sorting process, people across the borough can now recycle even more items.
The neighbouring city council took over the collection at the end of last year after winning the contract from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.
Dec Nortcliffe, National Recycling Manager for HW Martin Waste Ltd said: “As we continue research and development into our recycling processes, it is great to see that the residents of Nuneaton and Bedworth are going to benefit from our expertise. We look forward to working with the council in the coming years to increase the area’s recycling performance.”
Councillor Jill Sheppard, cabinet member for refuse and central services at the Town Hall, added: “More and more people are recycling, and the added materials we can now accept should help make recycling at home even easier.
“Last year we recycled over 8,000 tonnes of materials from the brown lid bin service and I thank residents for their efforts and look forward to seeing this increase going forward.”
Take a look at the video below to find out what happens to your plastic
This is what you can now recycle
Egg boxes (both plastic and cardboard);
Non-black food and meat trays
Envelopes (plastic windows removed)
Glass makeup bottles
Sweet and chocolate tubs
non-black CD and DVD cases
Residents are being asked to separate materials correctly when placing them in the bin. All paper and card materials should be placed in the container insert of the bin, with all other mixed recycling materials (glass, tins, cartons, aerosols, foil and plastics) going in to the main body of the bin.
The full cost of the contract has not been revealed but it is £800,000 more than the previous one.
The brown-lid collection is different to the green bin collection, which now costs £40 for residents who want to opt in to the service.
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