Recycling

Recycling is always seen as a good thing - but do you agree? Give us your reasons.

Wise on Waste team
Oct 3, 2017

Leave your comments below.
bythellv
Nov 28, 2017

Newcastle recycles fewer types of plastic compared with most other local authorities in the UK. We should make more effort to increase the proportion of plastics that can be recycled.
andymac
Jul 18, 2017

I saved up all my cardboard over 6 months and took it to the council tip only to watch it all go straight in the back of a bin lorry with mixed waste - straight to landfill, presumably since the cardb
Debbie Scott
Jul 3, 2017

Fine people who aren't using their blue bin, its obvious on a green bin day who doesnt use theirs as its always over flowing, with the packaging that should have went in the blue bin. Its just lazines
mccarter
Jun 14, 2017

Currently I have a blue bin with no caddy. I have repeatedly requested a new one for nearly a year with no result. Surely it can't be expecting too much to get a new caddy within a week or two. The
Dave Webb
May 18, 2017

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18936 https://finland.fi/life-society/finnish-families-get-to-grips-with-trash/
nat44cana
May 8, 2017

Latest since the 1980ies, when the first messages of certain dwindling resources surfaced, the re-thinking of our use of resources has started. YET, it seems, that in Britain the "Empi
davidhirstdixon
May 4, 2017

We used to be able to use recycling bins at various supermarkets but they've been removed. I still make the effort and go to Wallbottle waste site to get rid of excess bottles etc. when necessary, but
davew.davew
Apr 5, 2017

Recycle more things e.g. plastics generally, not just the bottles, e.g. metals, particularly small items such as bottle tops, not just cans. e.g. used electricals. Recycling sites take these, but not
marietta3691
Nov 28, 2017

I spend quite a lot of time in Italy and from being quite poor in relation to their household recycling they have dramatically improved to one of the best European countries. Each property has a range
yengismh
Sep 1, 2017

Can anyone explain why the council wasted money putting new bottle caddies in the blue bins when I watched the collector empty the caddy into the main blue bin before emptying the bin into the wagon??
darleyplace_residents_unite
Jul 14, 2017

i live in a little cul-de-sac of 11 homes. only half recycle properly. one day i saw a neighbour put a box full of recyle rubbish in the green bin. i asked them why when the blue bin is empty? they sa
no
Jun 16, 2017

Have it on goood authority that alothough the council have outdoor recycling, none of the office bins are for recycling. Also heard that when the gyms were council the recycling bins used to just get
ddt0007
Jun 13, 2017

Communal bins for veg waste. taken to worm farm for digestion. Compost from the worm is very rich and could be added to the coucils soil conditioner or sold on its own. In the Summer xs worms can be s
andymac
May 11, 2017

I agree that as much stuff as possible should be recycled however certain wastes are unavoidable and are fine to go to landfill - e.g. building rubble. Not all waste is bad waste. Meanwhile there need
elahishah.amin
May 4, 2017

How about a sticker which shows the main items that can and cannot be recycled.
Hannah Hales
Apr 21, 2017

All bottles/packets etc. have a number for the type of plastic they are but these are never referred to on recycling bins. It must cause wrong types to be included and create work sorting. Why not use