warned after summer surge of cardboard waste
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged not to put
out too much cardboard with their kerbside recycling after a surge
of bulky summer waste.
of big screen TVs to watch the Olympics, new garden furniture
and barbecue sets are increasing the amount of cardboard put out
for kerbside collections, says Somerset Waste Partnership, which
oversees collections in the Burnham area.
firm says those with large amounts - more than the equivalent
of two recycling boxes when flattened - should take the material
to the recycling centre at Isleport in Highbridge. Alternatively,
card can be put out at the kerbside over several weeks, and some
card can assist the mix in home composting.
Waste Partnership Managing Director Steve Read said: "If
a recycling trucks storage space for card is filled, it
must go back to the depot to unload and then return to its rounds,
which wastes time, raises costs and risks missed collections."
too much card is put out, crews may need to leave it behind. If
that happens, a sticker will usually be left to explain why."
added that many companies delivering bulky purchases will often
take away all packaging and whatever is being replaced, if asked.