Pete Seeger, Folk Singer & Social Activist said “If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.” And Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability stated “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” Both these quotes just strengthen the statement by David Morris “The case for recycling is strong. The bottom line is clear. Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling creates more jobs than landfilling or incineration. And a largely ignored but very important consideration, recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else’s backyard”.

To help make recycling easier, recycling bags are collected on Thursday from your house between 8:00 and 10:00. Please place your bag outside in a visible manner close to the street for us to collect. We do leave clean new plastic bags (Clear view) when we collect the weeks recycling from your house. Please use these bags for the following week, it allows us to see what is in the bag which will help us to sort recycling once collected. We do an urgent plea for all recycling to be sorted with its own type, glass with glass, paper with paper, plastic with plastic and cans with cans. We also please ask that NO POLYSTYRENE be added in the recycling as this is not an item that can be recycled. We also have some residents who dump their garden waste and domestic waste in the recycling bay. Cameras will be added to the recycling bay area in order to penalize the person who has been dumping their garden waste in the bay over the weekend. Please do not dump your domestic waste and garden waste in the bay as it leaves an unwelcome smell and makes the recycling items less pleasant to handle. We also ask residents that do take their own recycling to the bay not to just drop it off right in the gate but to place it in the correct bins and bags where possible.