Coronavirus: Lifting the lid on blue recycling bins


The One Trafford Partnership is stepping up efforts to tackle contamination of blue recycling bins and is placing tags on blue bins if they contain the wrong items.

Residents are being asked to recycle right by removing any wrong items from the blue bin before their next scheduled blue bin day. If a blue bin contains wrong items, the waste collection crews will place a tag on the handle of the bin, and it will not get emptied.

Recyclable paper and card items, such as letters, envelopes, junk mail, magazines and catalogues, cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, card egg boxes and shredded paper can go in the blue bin.

If blue bins containing the wrong items are emptied into a bin lorry, it can spoil the whole load meaning it cannot be recycled. The load will then be treated as general waste.

The list of what can be recycling in the blue bin has not changed and residents are asked to check the recycling guide back of their collection calendars. Alternatively, residents can download a recycling guide

Trafford Council has a recycling rate of 57.8% in 2018/19, which is above England’s average household waste recycling rate of 45.1%.

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