You’ll be amazed how much refuse you can get inside your green wheelie bin.
That’s the message from Eastleigh Borough Council who are appealing to residents to put all their recyclable rubbish inside their bin to minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus to refuse collectors.
To help the Council’s bin crews stay safe, householders are being asked not to leave large items, like flattened cardboard boxes, alongside their green recycling bins (nor to leave extra bags or any other items of refuse alongside their black general waste bins).
The Council’s Waste and Recycling team say residents would be surprised at how much space can be freed up in their recycling bin if they:
- cut up or tear large cardboard boxes to a size where they can lay flat inside the bin
- crush aluminium cans
- squash plastic bottles
- flatten other cardboard packaging, like cereal boxes
The Council has also suspended food waste collections in the Borough as a coronavirus precaution and residents are instead being asked to put food waste in bags inside their black bins – or use it to make compost.
Glass collections and green garden waste continue to be collected in Eastleigh Borough. Residents can sign up for the garden waste scheme at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/gardenwaste