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WASH IT! SQUASH IT! SORT IT!

The Parish Council has been working with North Somerset Council (NSC) to improve and increase local 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 - which means more funding for other vital services.  

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 all containers.

  • Rinse all jars and bottles

  • Use UNTIED carrier bags to separate materials, except glass, which should be placed directly in your box so it can be seen.

  • Remember: NO broken or dirty glass or plastic containers! Your recycling is collected by hand!

  • Break down cardboard boxes

  • Place all clothes and shoes in a plastic bag to keep them dry (even if damaged)

  • Place batteries 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 and foil

  • White paper, newspaper and magazines go together

Please remember, black plastic is not currently recycled; other coloured plastic is OK.

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.