Council stops collecting metal on recycling rounds
Suffolk councils have announced that residents are not allowed to put metal items such as pots or pans in their recycling bin, in a bid to reduce costs at their sorting plants.
TetraPak style cartons are also banned from recycling bins because they make up less than 1% of waste and they are made of mixed material therefore they are “particularly difficult to use again” said Paul West, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for waste. Metal items are banned because they can cause blockages at the recycling facility.
The decision was made under an umbrella group of local authorities that collect and dispose of waste after the Materials Recycling Facility will change after undergoing a refurb with new sorting equipment.
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