I am very pleased to confirm an extension to the Council’s kerbside collection service.
From this week, residents will be invited to place textiles and small electrical items out for collection next to their wheeled bins. Textiles will be collected on recycling week, electrical items on refuse week. The items should be placed in a carrier bag, tied up tightly and placed beside the appropriate bin. Both materials are taken back to our Dorking depot and then sent onwards for processing and recycling.
Also from this week, we can accept additional plastic items in the recycling wheeled bin. In addition to plastic bottles, we can now accept plastic food trays, pots and tubs. These can be placed directly into recycling bins (or sacks for properties using sacks) along with the existing mix of recycling (glass bottles/ jars, paper, card and metal tins and cans).
I’m sure you will agree that this is a positive and welcome step towards increasing our recycling rate and protecting the environment. Thanks to our residents, Mole Valley District Council is currently recycling almost 60% of our waste.
We have produced the attached newsletter-style leaflet with additional information on these new recycling services. I’d be grateful if you could send this electronic version to any of your residents and groups that might find it interesting. If you would like hard copies, please let me know how many you would like and I shall arrange that for you. Additional information is available on the Council website. We are also preparing press releases and bin hangers will be distributed shortly. So do key an eye out!
Kind regards and happy recycling!
Environment and Sustainability Officer
Mole Valley District Council
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