Millvale residents - you may have noticed new Green Recycling bins beginning to roll out to residents this week. If you have received one of the new bins already, we wanted to let you know what you are able to put in the green bins for recycling.
You can put the following into your green recycling bin:
newspapers, magazines and telephone directories
paper and clean cardboard
plastic bottles (such as drinks, detergent, shampoo and plastic milk bottles - please leave the lids on)
steel and aluminium food and drinks cans
glass bottles and jars (leave the tops on)
plastic food pots, tubs and trays (such as yogurt pots, ice cream containers and margarine tubs)
waxed cartons and tetra paks (such as those used for juices and soups)
foil and foil trays
envelopes (including window type), greetings cards and junk mail
Please rinse all food residue from items before placing them loosely in your green bin. This helps improve the quality, and therefore the value, of the recycling, as well helping to keep your bin fresh. Loose materials are much easier to sort.
The following CAN'T be put in:
glass such as drinking glasses, Pyrex ware, and broken window panes
food waste (please put this in your food bin)
If you put items that can't currently be recycled into your green bin, we may not be able to empty it. It will be contaminated and will go to general waste instead.
Have more questions? Please visit the Waste Management website for more information.