Right Stuff, Right Bin – Waste Matters

Here’s a message from our colleagues in the Waste Team:

Thanks for recycling!

We want to say ‘thank you’ for your efforts to recycle your household waste especially over the last few months. Angus currently recycles almost 55% of its waste, but we can do better.

Why should you keep on recycling?

Putting the Right stuff in the Right bin and recycling as much as you can means less raw materials, and energy, are used to produce new items, which helps protect the environment.

What goes in your recycling bin?

Yes please: paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, metal cans (including sweet tins, tinfoil trays and empty aerosols), and plastic containers and bottles (including bottle tops).

✓ Only clean food and drinks containers please. Dirty items cannot be recycled and lead to extra charges for the council.

✓ Only loose items, please. Bagged waste is not recycled and cannot be accepted.

No thanks: textiles, electrical items, gas cylinders, batteries, wood and metal (other than cans etc. as listed above). Please take these items to a recycling centre as they can’t go in your grey bin.

No thanks: plastic bags, polystyrene, bubble wrap, wallpaper, hard plastics e.g. buckets and toys. These items are not accepted for recycling so should go in your general waste (purple) bin.

Find out what happens to the stuff in your grey bin here.

Need more information?

For more information on recycling and getting the Right stuff in the Right bin visit our website or contact us at recycling@angus.gov.uk

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