Incorrect recycling could rack up costs of £70,000 in North Herts

PUBLISHED: 09:59 24 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:23 25 September 2017

North Herts District Council has urged households to recycle the correct items.

North Herts District Council has urged households to recycle the correct items.

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People in North Herts are urged to up their game when sorting their recycling into the correct bins.

North Herts District Council has seen a significant drop in the quality of recycling being sent to its sorting facility, which if it continued at the present rate would cost the authority an estimated £70,000 for the year.

Councillor Michael Weeks, the district council’s executive member for waste and recycling, said: “We know that most people are keen to do their bit and recycle as much as they can, but we have seen an increase in the amount of incorrect items being placed in recycling bins in recent months.

“It is an awful shame when a whole vehicle load is rejected due to the incorrect actions of few, so please so check carefully and if in doubt leave it out.”

Non-recyclable items should be placed in the purple general rubbish bin.

For more information about what goes in each bin, check out the A-Z recycling guide at north-herts.gov.uk/home/waste-and-recycling/household-waste-and-recycling/houses-what-goes-my-bins.

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