Ah, it wouldn’t be a newsletter without an article on bins, would it? But did you know that recycling may save you money. How? Because, if you recycle properly, Waste Services can sell your rubbish, and that money can be used to cover some of the costs of collecting it, which may mean smaller Council Tax increases. The better quality your recycling is (i.e. no food in the paper bin), the more money they make, and that could mean an even smaller Council Tax increase.
So, recycle – it’s in all our best interests!
|Bins & Boxes||What goes in it||How often it’s collected|
|Grey caddy||Food waste||Weekly|
|Blue box||Paper and cardboard||Every two weeks|
|Green box||Glass, cans and plastic||Every two weeks|
|Green bin||Household waste you can’t recycle like waxed cardboard or polystyrene.||Every two weeks|
|Brown bin||Garden waste||
One-off collections only during lockdown, check the East Lothian Council website for updates