The variety of materials that can be recycled has increased with immediate effect.
Birmingham City Council have announced a new arrangement with Veolia Environmental Services which means plastic pots, tubs, food trays and aluminium foil can now be included in the green recycling boxes or in the body of recycling wheelie bin.
These items have been added to the list of acceptable items that includes plastic bottles of all types, yoghurt pots, margarine and ice cream tubes. If you have any doubt as to what can and can’t be recycled then check out the full list here www.birmingham.gov.uk/recyclingcollection
Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart city, said: “The expansion of the recycling service is great news for Birmingham on many levels.
“We’ll be saving money for the Council taxpayer, helping the environment by diverting waste away from landfill and increasing the amount of materials that can be recycled.
“The wheelie bins we will soon be rolling out on a city-wide basis will give households extra capacity for recycling – making it easier than ever before for people to do their bit to make Birmingham as clean and green as possible.”
If you need to request extra recycling containers log on to www.birmingham.gov.uk/refuse