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South Cambridgeshire bins paper caddies


By Ben Comber


You can recycle paper in your main blue bin now
You can recycle paper in your main blue bin now

Paper recycling will be mixed in with other recyclables from today.

Workers separating paper and plastic on a conveyor belt in a recycling facility
Workers separating paper and plastic on a conveyor belt in a recycling facility

South Cambridgeshire residents have been reminded that from today, December 11, there will be no need to use paper caddies to recycle paper.

All waste paper – including newspaper, junk mail, envelopes, magazines and telephone directories – should be placed directly into the blue wheelie bin.

Ending the collection from caddies means fewer waste collection vehicles will be needed, saving taxpayers around £670,000 during the next seven years.

Meanwhile, council waste bosses are encouraging residents to keep hold of their caddies and give them another life by running a competition that gives them the chance to win a Joseph ‘Stack’ recycling bin worth £100.

The competition runs until 9am on January 2, 2018. Residents just need to share a picture of their caddy being re-used for another purpose to any of the council’s social media channels.

Cllr Mark Howell, the cabinet member for environmental services, said: “I’m all for anything that’s going to make it easier for us all to recycle during the festive season.

“In the longer term, the change is a win-win because it’ll save money for residents, and make recycling simpler for them.”



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