ELHA Sprite With Green Bin Copy Flip

Published: 29/06/2020

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

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