Monday, 22 April 2013

Where to recycle what?

It’s amazing what you find out once you get going…..

This week on the rubbish diet we are looking at all the stuff we can recycle in Shropshire so your local Bin Doctor has been out and about:

All your plastic pots:
As you know Shropshire Council are now collecting all your plastic pots such as margarine tubs, yoghurt pots from kerbside which is fab as this plastic makes up so much of our rubbish. Self Help Africa, above Paulo’s Osteria in Shrewsbury are collecting Plastic milk bottle tops - so if you are passing drop them off.

Stretchy plastic wrap:
But what about all that plastic wrap? What can we do with it? You may have noticed bins outside the Coop, Tescos and Sainsburys which say “Recycle your plastic bags here”  – well the good news is that it isn’t just carrier bags – you can put in wrap from toilet rolls, fruit bags, bread bags in there as well – in fact any plastic that feels a bit stretchy.

Biscuit wrappers:
As for biscuit wrappers – from your custard creams, digestives or any other biscuit can be recycled at the Shrewsbury United Reform Church – just pop them in a bag and drop them off at the church office or at 30 Ashley Street. They will be sent back to Terracycle where they will be made into new products.

Pen recycling:
Meole Brace School are collecting all your old pens, markers and highlighters – if you are anything like me you may well have a drawer full of old pens – have a sort out and drop them off in reception at Meole Brace school – they will be sent off to Terracycle to make  watering cans.

Electrical goods:
There are banks for small electrical items all over Shropshire – check out the Shropshire Waste website

For details of where you can recycle what.

If you know of a local group collecting particular materials – please let me know so that we can get the word out.

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