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Join the Big Recycling Hunt for Recycle Week

by Cathy Sheel

This Recycle Week a call has gone out to Knowsley residents to join The Big Recycling Hunt.

The theme of this year’s Recycle Week (16 -22 October) is The Big Recycling Hunt urging householders to hunt out items that can be recycled but are commonly missed in the home. These include:

  • plastic detergent/cleaning bottles
  • plastic shampoo/conditioner bottles
  • food cans/tins

This year Recycle Week is celebrating its 20th anniversary and will be inspiring children, families and whole communities to get involved. School children will be taking part in fun activities throughout Recycle Week and will then be able to take the message home – encouraging their families to do their bit for the environment.

There’s lots of information available for schools Home Page – The Action Pack (recyclenow.com) and families wanting to join the Big Recycling Hunt Families – The Action Pack (recyclenow.com)

Please remember plastic food trays can’t be recycled in Knowsley – only bottle-shaped plastics.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “The Big Recycling Hunt is asking children and families to find ‘lost recyclables’ that too often find their way into the rubbish bin.

“By focusing on commonly missed items such as plastic cleaning product bottles, plastic toiletry bottles and food tins, we’ll be improving our recycling efforts and encouraging a deeper understanding of recycling in the younger generation.”

The Big Hunt is on

They’re out there somewhere. Hiding out in homes across Knowsley. Forgotten in our kitchens, bathrooms, cupboards and bags. Even lurking in our rubbish bins.

  • empty bean tins after a full English
  • cleaning bottles after their final spritz
  • shampoo bottles after rinsing

And remember, there’s no need to spend time separating your waste – all of these items can go straight in the grey bin.

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Metal food and drinks tins

It really couldn’t be easier.

 Don’t waste your recycling efforts

Putting the wrong things in your grey bin can ‘contaminate’ the entire bin load of recycling and mean your recycling efforts go to waste.

Please do not put these items in your grey bin:

  • Plastic carrier bags
  • plastic film and plastic packaging
  • food/garden waste
  • textiles
  • nappies
  • wood and ceramics
  • batteries
  • small electricals

Here’s more information about recycling in Knowsley Bins, waste and recycling | Knowsley Council and Home – RecycleRight

To find your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) visit Tips and recycling | Knowsley Council