Veolia Environmental Services, the county's waste collector, and Nottinghamshire County Council have been working together on a campaign called 'Are you Bin Smart?' to remind residents which items can and can't be recycled. This will not only help to reduce bin contamination but will also ensure that materials can be sorted efficiently at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) based in Forest Town, Mansfield.
The campaign was first piloted in Mansfield and, following it's success, will be rolled out across Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Newark and Sherwood and Rushcliffe.
18,000 households across Nottinghamshire will receive an information pack from Veolia which will explain what household items can be recycled. The packs include a leaflet and a bin sticker and the public are being directed to the Are You Bin Smart where they can download a digital copy of the information pack.
Councillor Richard Butler, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council's Environment and Sustainability Committee, said:
"Nottinghamshire has a recycling rate of nearly 43% but we hope that the ‘Are you Bin Smart?’ campaign can raise people’s awareness of what items should be put into the recycling bin to help recycling rates improve even further.”
For more information on the Bin Smart scheme, and to download the information pack, simply visit Are You Bin Smart. You can also find out where your nearest recycling point is by visiting Nottingham City Council website.
To view a range of recycling bins, click here