The borough’s household recycling centres are appealing to residents to sort their waste and recycling before they load their vehicles and set off for the centre. This will make it easier for them to ensure they are recycling as much as they can and to unload at the other end.
Chris Davies, Site Supervisor of the Veolia HRC at Hortonwood said: “Many who visit the HRCs tend to be having a clear out. Some people throw everything into black rubbish bags and put them in the general waste section on site. This waste does not get recycled and so I encourage residents to take a moment and think about the items going into the rubbish sacks and have a sort through before they load their car. Is there plastic, wood or batteries mixed in with your waste? These items can be recycled if they are separated correctly as we have different containers on site to collect this.
“Separating the waste before you load your vehicle makes it quicker and easier to place items in the right container at the HRC. The more items we can recycle, the better, helping the environment and giving unwanted products a new lease of life.
“If anyone is unsure where to put something or if you need assistance unloading your car, just ask us for some help, it is what we are here for.”
The HRCs are open 362 days a year, 9am – 5pm, only closing on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.