STAFFORD Borough residents are being challenged to recycle more of their waste.
Households across the borough are getting new bin collection calendars through their doors. And this year they will get a list of items they can put in their blue recycling bin as well as the dates to leave their rubbish out for collection.
Currently around 52 per cent of householders’ bin waste is recycled, but Stafford Borough Council wants to push this closer to 60 per cent.
Councillor Frank Finlay, Cabinet member for Environment and Health, said the success of the service had been down to the support of residents. “We have received tremendous backing from local people who have helped our recycling rates reach more than 50 per cent over the last few years”, he said.
“But we are asking people to do more. A lot of the stuff residents throw in the green refuse waste bin can actually be recycled and we are hoping that the details on the new calendars will remind people of what they can put in the blue bin.
“We all know that recycling is good for the environment – but what many do not know is that it is also good financially. The council is given money for the amount we recycle and this can be used by our service which therefore helps keep council costs down.”
To receive a bin collection calendar by email contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01785 619402. More information on recycling and bin collections is available at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/binday.