Aerosols Now Recycled In West Berkshire

Residents can now recycle aerosol cans in their kerbside recycling collection following an expansion of the service offered by West Berkshire Council and their contractor Veolia.

Residents can now put their completely empty aerosol cans into their green sack along with their cans, tins and plastic bottles.  Any removable lids should be put in the black bin along with any aerosol cans that have an orange cross or skull and crossbones symbol – these aerosols contain hazardous chemicals which cannot be recycled through this service.

Following modifications to West Berkshire’s fleet of collection vehicles, aerosol cans which could previously only be recycled through Newtown Road and Padworth Recycling Centres can now be collected from the kerbside.  The metal from the cans is recycled into new cans and other metal products.

West Berkshire Council’s executive member for waste, Dominic Boeck said: “It’s great news that residents in the district can recycle even more from home.  This addition to the recycling service is easy to use and will mean we can save more of our resources instead of wasting them.”

General Manager for Veolia in West Berkshire, Mark Gray continued: “Our data shows that West Berkshire residents throw away nearly 280 tonnes of cans and tins each year.  Instead this will be recycled to make 15 million new cans meaning that tins of hairspray, deodorant, cooking and cleaning sprays won’t go to landfill.”

Contacts

For more information please contact:
Keely Gallagher
0203 567 2918 or 07887 942 754
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