Rugby Borough Council bin stickers remind residents to compost their waste

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OVER THE next few weeks stickers will be appearing on green waste bins across the Rugby borough to remind residents to make the best use of them.

The green bin is not just for garden waste but also for food waste. Cooked and uncooked food can be put in the green bin either loose or wrapped in a single sheet of newspaper or contained within a compostable bin liner. However, no food waste should be placed in plastic carrier bags.

In the last year, 9,600 tonnes of green waste was collected from homes in the borough and sent for processing through the in-vessel composting facility at Ufton, turning it into valuable compost.

Sean Lawson, Rugby Borough Council’s head of environmental services, said: “Recent research has shown that we are still collecting material from black bins which could have been disposed of in the green bin. Remember the less food waste that goes in the black bin the less waste goes to land fill.”