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This District-wide roll-out came after the hugely successful trial where residents from ten areas including Cranwell village, Walcott, Timberland and RAF Digby, put clean, dry paper and card in a separate purple bin and improved the quality of the rest of their recycling.
Over the 12 month trial period 135 tonnes of clean and dry paper and card were collected in the North Kesteven trial areas, with 95% of those residents putting their purple bins out each month. The paper mills reported that 98.5% of the paper and card collected was great quality for recycling. Paper has the potential to be recycled between four and seven times, for example, if it’s in very good condition. The quality of the other items in the green-lidded bins has also significantly improved.
The first collection of purple-lidded bin was week commencing 27 September 2021.
We are improving the quality of the recycling in the green-lidded bin by helping you get the Right Thing in the Right Bin.