Food and drinks cartons added to Croydon household recycling list
9:29am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
Croydon residents can now recycle food and drink cartons instead of sending them to landfill.
Croydon Council has added the packaging to the list of items that can be included in residents' green recycling boxes for kerbside collections.
Residents living in flats can also dispose of the popular containers in communal recycling bins.
The cartons were previously sent to landfill because they required special treatment to seperate paper form other layers.
Now, they can be thrown away along with bottles and tins for recycling.
The new, greener alternative brings the council closer to its target of recycling 50 per cent of all the borough's waste.
Currently, it recycles almost 45 per cent.
Councillor Phil Thomas, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said: “By introducing this new initiative, we will move closer to our current target of recycling 50 per cent of all of the borough’s waste.
"We have already seen a three-fold increase over the past six years and, with the help of local people, we know we can improve still further.”
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