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Successful contractor change means additional materials can now be recycled

Published on Friday, 8th February 2019

An improved sorting process means that recycling is even more efficient.

Following the successful changeover of contractors for the brown lid bin recycling service which gives an improved sorting process, residents can now recycle more items which were previously not recyclable within our service.

Materials including egg boxes (both plastic and cardboard), non-black food and meat trays and envelopes (plastic windows removed) can now be recycled in the service. All guides and online lists will be updated to mirror the changes shortly.

Residents can also now recycle glass makeup bottles and jars, sweet and chocolate tubs as well as non-black CD and DVD cases. All recycling materials should be clean, and any unrecyclable packaging or material attached needs to be removed.

We also ask that residents please ensure to separate materials correctly when placing them in the bin. All paper and card materials should be placed in the container insert of the bin, with all other mixed recycling materials (glass, tins, cartons, aerosols, foil and plastics) going in to the main body of the bin.

The brown lid bin service is now contracted to Coventry City Council to collect the bins and H W Martin Waste to receive, sort and send the material on to be recycled.

Dec Nortcliffe, National Recycling Manager for HW Martin Waste Ltd said:

“As we continue research and development into our recycling processes, it is great to see that the residents of Nuneaton and Bedworth are going to benefit from our expertise.  We look forward to working with the council in the coming years to increase the area’s recycling performance.”

Councillor Jill Sheppard, Portfolio holder for refuse and central services said:

“More and more people are recycling, and the added materials we can now accept should help make recycling at home even easier. Last year we recycled over 8,000 tonnes of materials from the brown lid bin service and I thank residents for their efforts and look forward to seeing this increase going forward.”