A new recycling service for paper containers with metal ends, such as Pringles tubes, hot chocolate, nuts and other products, has been launched at Knowsley’s two Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) this Recycle Week.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority has introduced the service at the recycling centres (tips) at Wilson Road, Huyton and Depot Road, Kirkby, in partnership with Veolia and the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE UK).
Local residents can now recycle their containers alongside food and drink cartons via specialist bring banks located at HWRCs throughout the region.
The new service is the result of an agreement between ACE UK, which operates the dedicated food and drink carton recycling service, and packaging manufacturer Sonoco Consumer Products Europe.
ACE UK has been successfully running the industry’s recycling programme for the last 15 years, driving significant increases in carton recycling as part of its role as the UK’s food and drink carton industry trade body. They have worked closely with local authorities and waste management companies so that today 93% of local authorities collect food and drink cartons for recycling through either Bring Banks or kerbside collection.
Material collected from the Bring Banks is sent to ACE UK’s Stainland recycling facility in West Yorkshire, which is run by Sonoco Alcore. Fibre from the recycled cartons is fed directly into Sonoco Alcore’s paper mill on the same site, to be turned into industrial coreboard.
For more information about recycling centres in Knowsley visit Find a Local Recycling Centre – Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (merseysidewda.gov.uk)