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Renew your resolve to recycle this week

Published on 21 September 2020

This week is  Recycle Week and - as we're recycling more than ever - it's the perfect time to say a big thank you to everyone for helping High Peak increase our rates to over 50% for the first time.

To keep building on this great result, High Peak Borough Council is asking people to be 'stay at home heroes' by recycling as much as they can of their waste from around the house.

Examples of items that can be recycled include:

·         Shampoo and shower gel bottles, toilet roll middles and tissue boxes and bathroom aerosols which go in the brown bin

·         Food waste - this goes in green bins either loose or in compostable bags with the EN13432 standard code and the seed logo

Councillor Jean Todd, Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and Community Safety, said: "Thanks to the efforts of people across the High Peak our recycling rates have reached 50.5% for the first time. This is a great achievement but we want to improve on it even more.

"We are all becoming increasingly aware of our impact on our environment and we can all contribute in a positive way by recycling more of our household waste. Recycle Week is the ideal time to renew our commitment to doing so.

"But it's important that we do it right - whilst many everyday items are recyclable we often find them in black bins. There's a quick and easy guide to which items should go in which bins on our website so please take a look to see if you're throwing away items which you could recycle and let's get our rate up even higher!"

Items which can't be recycled in the brown bin include nappies, crisp packets and chocolate wrappers, plastic bags and film, black plastic items and containers with food or drink still in them. These items will contaminate recycling loads and undo the good work of including items which can be accepted.

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