Residents reminded to cut contamination this Recycling Week
On the partnership’s behalf, refuse teams will be applying stickers to the lids of recycling bins across Lincolnshire and issuing postcards to households where bins are not used.
The stickers are being distributed as 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. Within North Kesteven delivery will begin on October 1.
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, making them unsuitable 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 and sanitary products, batteries or electrical items and food waste – none of which should ever go into recycling bins.
Chairman of the LWP, Councillor Eddy Poll said: "The Lincolnshire Waste Partnership is working hard towards improving the county's recycling efforts.
"We recognise that there is 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 is possible to produce and distribute stickers to every household as a reminder of good practice.
"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 is the focus of the partnership, which is made up of Lincolnshire County Council, all seven District Councils and the Environment Agency, during National Recycling Week, which runs from September 24 to September 30.
For more information on recycle week 2018, go to the Wrap website.
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