Real Nappy Week!
15 to 21 April 2013
for information about using real nappies and real nappy week check out our real nappy page
Recycle your hard plastics locally
You can now recycle hard plastics at your local Household waste recycling centres. If you’re having a spring clear out of the garage or loft, you can now bring hard plastics such as toys, buckets and garden furniture to be recycled.
All plastic placed in the skips must be RIGID. For example, broken toys, toilet seats, washing baskets, buckets and garden furniture can go into the skip but a plastic curtain rail cannot as it is flexible.
Only rigid plastic is accepted as during the recycling process the plastic is chipped down into small pieces and flexible plastic does not do this in the same way as rigid plastic. Unfortunately you cannot place the other types of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled kerbside into this skip (i.e butter tubs, plastic meat trays)
For more information about your nearest site, please visit the council webpages
Recycle your carriers!
have you got a plastic carrier bag full of other plastic carrier bags cluttering up a kitchen drawer or cupboard!?
Full off good intentions to reuse them but never do!?? Did you know the below supermarkets all have recycling banks for them?
◦Tesco, Clifton Moor (in store bank)
◦Tesco, Tadcaster Rd (in store bank)
◦Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Monks Cross (in store bank)
◦Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Foss bank (in store bank)
◦Morrisons, Front Street, Acomb (in store bank)
◦ASDA, Monks Cross (in store bank)
FREE COMPOST GIVEAWAYS 2013
We are giving back to York residents FREE compost that has been made using the garden waste that we collect from the city’s green wheelie bins.
Bring along a suitable container and a shovel to Harewood Whinn waste site between 9.30am – 2.30pm on the first Sunday of every month (March to Oct) and help yourself.
first sunday of every month!
News just in! old inhalers can now be recycled!
Inhalers can be recycled at participating pharmacies across the country. For more information or to find your nearest pharmacy visit Complete the cycle
There are currently 4 pharmacies in York where these can be taken for recycling (Tesco Askham Bar, Tesco Clifton Moor, Boots Coney Street, Boots Monks Cross) but keep checking as more could be added!
Reuse your vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs!
We are working with a creative company called Vinyl Wall to reuse old vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs (not VHs tapes). Drop them off in the containers at Hazel Court.
For recycling of VHS video tapes, CDs and DVDs you can also try ems-europe.co.uk who will accept up to 100 tapes in their cases for recycling (they disassemble tapes and sell reconditioned tape back to the film industry).
Want to know how to reuse or recycle something else? Click here to see the full reuse and recycling A to Z