Cambridge residents are now recycling 44% of household waste, just under 700 tonnes a month, and up 3% on last year, before the blue bins arrived. The City Council will be offering three extra recycling services in May and June:
- a battery bag to attach to your bin at home
- plastic ‘pots, tubs & trays’ collections from supermarkets
- small electrical goods from supermarkets
The Council will get some money from the batteries for local services, but the main benefit is that the batteries will stay out of landfill and not contaminate our water.
So hang on to your batteries till May so we can get the service off to a flying start.
To hear all about the new scheme, come to the next Area Meeting on 18th May at the Queen Edith Chapel.