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Clean Green Bin Lid Before Adding New Sticker - York Council Urges

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6:14pm 1st May 2014

People in York are being urged to wipe down their green bin lids before putting on a new sticker from the city council.

The stickers are being put on green bins in the city as York Council limits the number of green bins which will be emptied for free to one per household from Monday. Those who want to have more than one bin emptied will have to pay £35 a year for the service, which can be booked by calling 01904 551551 or on the council's website.

Minster FM listener Peter Holmes put a photo of his green bin sticker on our Facebook page, showing that it was peeling off after a week. We took up Peter's case with the city council who told us they have had 30 other people contacting them about the sticker peeling off out of 64,000 who were given a sticker across the city.

The council says the problem seems to be caused if the bin is wet when the sticker is put on to it and is advising people to give the green bin a wipe down before putting the sticker on it.

For those who don't want to pay for any extra bins to be collected, the council says people can take extra green waste to the Hazel Court and Towthorpe tips in a car to get rid of it for free. It also suggests that people could compost garden waste by buying a discounting compost bin from the Get Composting website.

York Council is advising people who have not put a sticker on their bin that from Monday their waste will not be collected.

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