Making Recycling Even Easier

Did you know that our recycling service has changed? Letters were sent out last month highlighting the changes to collections which make recycling in the borough even easier.

From 1 August, we will collect all recyclable materials (paper, plastic, cardboard, metal and glass) in-house in the brown wheelie bin or woven sacks. As a result residents will no longer need to use the green boxes or blue bags for recycling. Sefton is one of the best recycling boroughs in Merseyside (41.1%) and it is hoped the new changes will enable us to hit our 50% target by 2020.

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Also included with the letters were individual calendars outlining the new collection dates for properties across the borough and collection dates can be viewed at anytime online.

Both brown and grey wheelie bins will continue to be collected on a fortnightly basis. The letters also highlight changes to the collection of food waste which will now be on a fortnightly basis. Residents who use this service will now receive rolls of free food caddy liners.

Textiles will no longer be collected in the bins or sacks and residents are asked to take them to local charity shops, textile banks or Household Waste Recycling Centres. Donation bags are often delivered to households for independent doorstep collections.

You can also find out more information about what goes in each bin.


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