Reduce My Rubbish
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Putting the right stuff in the right bin is important. The ‘wrong stuff’ is called contamination and when contaminated loads of recycling are found it can result in:
In extreme cases contamination causes an entire load of material, that was otherwise fine, to be rejected. The companies we sell our paper and card to send inspectors to check the quality of the material we are sending them. If they find food or a nappy in a bale of paper and card they will not accept any more of our material, until we pass future inspections. Paper and card that would have been going to them has to be sold to another company, which buys it at a lower price.
All this means a loss of income which costs the councils and therefore you, the taxpayer, money. And that money could have been used on other services.
Norfolk’s recycling material is sorted by hand and baled by machine in a purpose-built factory in Costessey. So it’s really important to recycle the right items and to keep your recyclables Clean, Dry & Don’t Bag It.
There are plenty of common myths of what you can and cannot recycle! Despite belief you cannot unfortunately recycle these items in your recycling bin: