Article sourced from https://www.stratford.gov.uk/news/news.cfm/current/1/item/135443
Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s bin lorries are getting a new fresh new look.
Look out for the new signs attached to the sides of all Biffa’s waste collection vehicles to promote the garden/food waste service provided by the District Council.
A recent review of waste put out for collection revealed that over two thirds of ‘rubbish’ put in grey wheeled bins could be recycled or composted. This included small electric appliances and even textiles which can be put out for collection in small plastic bags on top of or next to your wheeled bin on any normal collect day.
It’s also surprising how many residents still do not realise that food waste can go in the green wheeled bin mixed in with garden waste. This is where the new signs come in.
Cllr Mike Brain, Technical Services Portfolio says: “Our District residents understand recycling and are good at it, but just by changing our habits and diverting food waste to our green bin will substantially increase recycling figures but, more importantly, reduce landfill costs. These new vehicle signs provide an excellent message to remind us how this small change in habit can make a huge difference.”
If everyone put all their waste that could be composted or recycled into their blue-lidded recycling bin or green bin, the amount of black bag waste could be reduced by 9,800 tonnes which would be less than 25% of our total household waste.
For further help and advice on what to put in which bin please visit the District Council’s website:https://www.stratford.gov.uk/community/refuse-and-recycling-collection-service.cfm