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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

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3 COMMENTS

  1. why has this taken so long and still so many things we cannot recycle!!!! Come on birmingham’s cllr pull your fingers out !!
    In the meantime cuts to road sweeping,and bulky waste and general street sanitation/litter picking means the city is scruffier than ever!!!

  2. Birmingham council taxing recycling…£35 to recycle garden waste and a charge on bulk collections.
    Has anyone had a drive along Merritts Brook Lane lately…its disgraceful after it was cleaned up by volunteers only a few weeks back.
    All this talk about saving money by issuing wheelie bins…ask the council how much they have put towards them and are borrowing to add to the governments grant…i doubt they will want to tell you…especially when you work out the interest payments on that loan. Great idea if we could afford it but we can’t while the council are cutting services to the young, old, vulnerable and everyone.
    The reason the city looks a disgrace is because the useless council is wasting money as usual.

  3. […] 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 cant be recycled then check out the full list here http://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. Well 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 http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/refuse For the original version of this article including any supplementary images or video, visit http://b31.org.uk/2014/01/recycle-more-for-a-greener-birmingham/ […]

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