Medway Council are making changes to the way your garden waste is processed so that you can recycle more.
From Friday 8th October 2010.
If you have a brown wheelie bin, we will be able to collect food (either cooked or uncooked) as well as garden waste from all properties (with a brown wheelie bin).
What will happen to your garden/food waste from 8th, October?
Your garden and food waste is taken to specialist processors Countrystyle Recycling, near Sittingbourne, where it is recycled into compost. All of it stays in the UK and the majority is used in Kent for agriculture as a peat free nutrient rich fertiliser to enhance crop growth. It works by using naturally occurring micro-organisms, totally free from artificial heat and additives.
From Friday, 12th November 2010 we will be able to collect mixed household plastic packaging. To help us to do this, Medway Council are asking you to separate your paper and card from the other materials. Your collection dates will not change.
From Monday, 8 November we will start delivering new collection bags to all households.
Every household will receive:
• One blue reusable bag for paper and cardboard;
• One white reusable bag for all other household containers that can be recycled. This includes: Clean metal foil, metal food and drink cans, glass bottles and jars and household plastic packaging.
When you receive your new blue and white reusable bags, you will also receive a leaflet that explains exactly how to use them. Until you receive your blue and white reusable bags, please continue to recycle as you do now.
Please look out for the 8-page booklet in the new Medway Matters or go to www.medway.gov.uk/recyclenow