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People in Thirsk, Easingwold and Stokesley Urged to Recycle More Card


4:36pm 19th June 2013

Householders across Hambleton and Richmondshire are being urged to pledge to recycle more.

As national ‘Recycle Week’ (June 17 – 23) celebrates its tenth anniversary  officers from the two authorities are asking residents to add more light card into their recycling bags – which are collected fortnightly from the kerbside.

“All paper and some light card - including cereal boxes, food packaging and health and beauty packaging – can now be taken at the kerbside,” said Louise Granger, Recycling Officer

“The card must be white or grey based - brown cardboard cannot be taken as the mill where the materials are recycled are unable to recycle it.  By adding card to the list of products we can take at the kerbside we can reduce the amount we send to landfill and increase the income for the authorities – good for the councils and for the environment.”

Householders can put a range of paper based materials into the blue bags - newspapers, magazines, catalogues, brochures, leaflets, junk mail, office paper, shredded paper, all envelopes, greetings cards, Yellow Pages and telephone directories.

But brown cardboard, tissue paper, plastic wrappers and paper based drink cartons cannot be taken.

Anyone needing a blue bag can collect one from Richmondshire community offices in Richmond, Colburn, Reeth, Hawes and Leyburn and from Hambleton District Council Offices in Northallerton, Stokesley and Easingwold and Bedale and Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centres.  For further information contact Hambleton on 0845 1211 555 or Richmondshire on 01748 829100

All types of cardboard can be put in the brown cardboard recycling skips at the large recycling sites in Richmondshire; the mixed paper and card banks at the village sites throughout Hambleton and Richmondshire; and in the cardboard recycling skips at the Household Waste Recycling Centres across the two areas.

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