Plea as used nappies causing major recycling collection issues in Nuneaton and Bedworth – Coventry Live

Daily dumping of nappies into brown-lid bins in Nuneaton and Bedworth is causing major recycling issues. That is according to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council which has said it has spotted an increase in the number of nappies being left in recycling bins.

In fact, they are being spotted by recycling bin staff every day. They are also being ‘identified in large numbers’ at the Sherbourne Resource Centre, which deals with all of the borough’s recycling waste.

The Town Hall said that not only are used nappies unpleasant to handle, they present a huge health hazard and can ruin entire loads of recycling, potentially costing the council thousands of pounds in lost income.

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With this in mind, the council is urging residents to put nappies in their black bin. Councillor Sue Markham, cabinet member for public services, said: “I would like to remind everyone to please use the correct bin for used nappies, and that is the black bin.

“Being placed in the wrong bin causes a massive issue for our operatives and for Sherbourne Recycling, where our borough’s material is processed. If anyone is unsure as to what they can put in the black bins there is a guide available.”

It was last year when the huge change was made to the brown-lid recycling collections, ending the use of the plastic caddies, allowing householders to simply put all of their recycling into the bin.

But nappies are not part of this and those who would like more information on what can and cannot be put in bins, can find it online here

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