Roadside recycling service set to expand in Burnham-On-Sea
more types of rubbish can be included in Burnham-On-Sea householders'
kerbside recycling from the start of July, Sedgemoor District
Council has announced this week.
textiles and paper kitchen towels have been added to the list
of materials taken by waste collectors from Somerset Waste Partnership
are the latest additions to the Sort It Plus kerbside waste service,
which is helping to keep Somersets recycling levels at around
51%. The full list comprises food waste, paper, card, glass bottles
and jar, food and drink cans, plastic bottles, aluminium foil,
clothes, shoes and car batteries.
should go out in the same box with food and drink cans, says SWP.
The council says that householders should iuse up all contents
and never squash or pierce them. All aerosols will be accepted
but, not gas canisters such as those used in home fizzy drinks
machines or those containing camping gas.
such as towels, sheets, blankets, curtains and covers, are accepted
as well as clothes. They should be put out in plastic bags (not
black sacks) to keep them dry and labelled 'Textiles.' Not accepted
at the kerbside are stuffed items, such as duvets, pillows and
Kitchen towel made of paper can be recycled with food waste. Kitchen
towel will be composted with food waste and, from next year, turned
into electricity by Somersets new anaerobic digester.
and textiles can also be taken for recycling to all recycling
sites; food waste is not accepted at recycling sites except for
Richard Burden, Sedgemoor District Council's Portfolio Holder
for Environment and a SWP board member, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Taking three extra materials at the kerbside is another
step forward. This will improve services, deliver better value
and help householders recycle more."