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Residents reminded to cut contamination this Recycling Week

Lincolnshire Waste Partnership is reminding residents in Lincolnshire to keep their recycling clean.

The partnership is distributing bin stickers to all areas with recycle bins or postcards to some other households in the county where bins are not used.

The stickers will begin to be distributed this week and are part of Lincolnshire's contribution to National Recycle Week (September 24 to 30), although it may take some weeks to reach every part of the county.

The stickers are designed to highlight some of the 'worst offending' items that are incorrectly put into recycling bins which can be dangerous, or contaminate other items and stop them being suitable for recycling too.

Current figures show that more than a quarter of all recycling is unusable due to contamination, which means the equivalent of one lorry load in four cannot be recycled.

The items highlighted to residents are nappies or sanitary products, batteries or electrical items and food waste.

Chairman of the LWP Councillor Eddy Poll said: "The Lincolnshire Waste Partnership is working hard towards improving the county's recycling efforts.  

"We recognised that there was room for improvement nationally and within our recycling streams in Lincolnshire and addressing that need is one of the priorities for this partnership.

"With the valued co-operation of all the Districts Councils, it has been possible to produce and distribute stickers or postcards to every household.

"We all have a part to play in looking after the environment for future generations and getting our recycling right is just one of the ways we can all help."

The importance of recycling right will be the focus for the partnership, which is made up of Lincolnshire County Council, all seven District Councils and the Environment Agency, during National Recycling Week which starts next Monday and runs until September 30.

Further information on what can and cannot be placed in your recycle bins in the Boston borough are please visit Waste and Recycling Information

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