Council urges residents to only put the correct items in their garden waste

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Cheshire East Council is urging local residents to only put the correct items in your green bin.

A spokesperson for the Council said "Unfortunately we have seen a huge increase in contamination in our food waste recycling including plastics, cardboard and glass. These are NOT to be placed with your garden waste."

Click here for a list of what you can and cannot place in your food caddy or garden waste bin.

Residents are also being asked not to put additional rubbish out for collection alongside their bins.

A spokesperson for the Council said "Please don't leave excess waste outside with your regular collections – this is classed as fly tipping. Any excess waste should be stored appropriately until you are able to dispose of it safely and correctly."



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Richard Armstead
Monday 20th April 2020 at 8:39 am
Come on residents of Cheshire East. We can all do so much better than this.
Paul Maddock
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 4:25 pm
Then both Govt and CEC need to relax restrictions and OPEN THE TIPS.

no wonder fly tipping is reaching 'epidemic' proportions, there is no where to put our 'Other' rubbish and with everyone home 7 days a week, a fortnightly collection means the bins are overflowing.

Its hardly any wonder the only option left is to use the green bins.

If you want people to only put the correct items in green bins, tell us what else can we do with all the extra rubbish?

Recycling needs both sides to play their part to make it work.
Lynne Fowler
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 8:06 pm
Paul - there is never, ever, a good reason to fly-tip, or, for that matter, to put the 'wrong stuff' in green bins! If you have excess waste bag it up and keep it stored until the next collection day - councils all over the country have been hard pressed to keep refuse collections on-track with staff shortages etc. - the least we can do is be sensible and not just sling stuff anywhere! The tips will be open as soon as possible - until then - act responsibly.

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