Debbie Scott
Jun 14, 2017

Using the blue bin

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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 laziness.

Jul 3, 2017

We use our blue bin to recycle as much as possible. In terms of plastic all we are allowed to recycle is plastic bottles. What about all of the plastic mushroom cartons, yoghurt pots etc etc that have labels on them showing that they are recyclable? I tried the recycling centre at Brunswick but they don't take them. I rang Newcastle City Council last week and was told there are no locations in Newcastle where these items can be recycled. They told me "Maybe Gateshead Council recycle them?". So drive to Gateshead or put them in landfill via my green bin? I dont don't think this is good enough.

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  • 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?? I would appreciate an answer from the council!!
  • 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 cardboard compactor was broken / full. Won't be wasting my time doing that again. How about the council sorts it's act out and leads by example? Would it have been so hard to temporarily store the cardboard in another skip until the cardboard compactor had been emptied? What sort of message do you think the council are sending to people trying to do their bit for recycling when you see something like this happening?