Recycle Week 2019
Posted on 24 Sep 2019
Residents are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment as part of Recycle Week 2019.
Running from 23-29 September, the themed week will see organisations across Scotland raise awareness of the importance of recycling.
In North Ayrshire, the message from the Council is simple: put the right stuff in the right bin. That’s because, by using the blue, purple and brown recycling bins correctly, residents will be doing their bit to help reduce the impact of their waste on the environment.
Earlier this year, changes to bin collections were introduced with the addition of the purple bin which provides residents with more recycling capacity.
During Recycle Week, the Council’s waste team is reminding residents how to use their recycling bins correctly. The messages are:
- Blue bin – paper, card and cardboard ONLY
- Purple bin – glass, cans, plastics and cartons ONLY
- Brown bin – food and garden waste ONLY
Councillor Jim Montgomerie, Cabinet Member for Place, said: “This Recycle Week, we’re calling on our residents to join us on our drive to increase recycling.
“While we are amongst the top performing councils for recycling in Scotland, there is more we can do.
“Early indications do show that recycling is on the up in North Ayrshire following this year’s changes to bin collections. But like any change, it can take some time to get used to. All that we ask is that residents put the right stuff in the right bin – glass, cans, cartons and plastics into the purple bin and only paper, card and cardboard in the blue bin. Food and garden waste in the brown bin and only items that cannot be recycled should go into the grey bin.”
To spread the recycling message, the Council’s blue and purple bin mascots, Bella and Poppy, will be touring local schools. There will also be recycling reminders issued on social media as well as a ‘Waste Wednesday’ question and answer session on Facebook (@NorthAyrshireOfficial) on 25 September from 12noon-2pm, where residents can put their recycling queries directly to the Waste Team.
For more information of on how to put the right stuff in the right bin, visit the Council’s website.