Parish Recycling Scheme Update
WASH IT! SQUASH IT!
The Parish Council are
working with North Somerset Council (NSC) to improve and increase our recycling
rates. Other parish councils locally are
also doing this. The less waste sent to landfill, the less landfill tax the Council
will have to pay.
FILL IN THE PLEDGE FORM
Everyone is invited to complete a Pledge Form - this is
your chance to make a pledge to recycle more and reduce the amount you put in your
landfill waste bin. The more Pledge
forms returned, along with other efforts we make to improvements our recycling
rates, the more funding towards community projects in Long Ashton
You can download the form here - complete it and then
email it back to the clerk,
Or put it in the box in LA Café at the
community centre ( open weekdays 10 am – 1:30 pm)
Or drop it into the PC Office in the
Jubilee Pavilion Tuesday morning between 10am and noon
Or post it to LAPC, PO Box 3102. Long Ashton
Bristol, BS41 9NF
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND
FURNITURE REUSE EVENT!
Recycling officers reported
that this was the most successful event they had held!
3 van loads full of
electrical equipment, furniture, TVs and lawn mowers were filled up and donated
to ‘Changing Lives’ – a re-use social enterprise which supports low income
families, creating work experience and employment opportunities. From 1st
March broken or unwanted small electrical appliances will be collected along
with the rest of your recycling.
We still have more work to do
to improve our recycling so please take note of the tips below and help us reap
rewards for Long Ashton and the environment.
Sorting your recycling allows crews to complete the job more quickly. It also helps reduce the amount of litter
that can be left behind after a collection
Wash and squash
Rinse all jars
carrier bags to separate materials, except glass, which should be placed
directly in your box so it can be seen.
broken or dirty glass or plastic containers! Your recycling is collected by
Place all clothes
and shoes in a plastic bag to keep them dry (even if damaged)
in a clear plastic bag before putting them in your box
Put Cardboard, brown
paper and wrapping paper together
Metal lids from
your glass jars or bottles should be removed and placed with your tins, cans
newspaper and magazines go together
remember black plastic cannot be recycled; other coloured plastic is
North Somerset Council can provide you with a low cost
compost bin and can replace a broken recycling box.
The recycling and waste collection service is provided by North Somerset Council.
For information about all aspects of the service look at the North Somerset website by CLICKING HERE.