Residents in West Lancs can now recycle clean aluminium foil, foil food containers and foil trays in their blue bin or blue box. All items should be washed first.
The change has been introduced by West Lancashire Borough Council to help people recycle more of their household rubbish and reduce the amount that goes to landfill. Latest figures show that around 50% of household waste is recycled, thanks to the efforts of residents.
Cllr Kevin Wilkie, portfolio holder for street scene services, said: “We would like to thank residents for their commitment and effort. The Council is proud of its track record on recycling and the amount and range of recycled materials has increased steadily over the years. I’m delighted that clean aluminium foil has now been added to the materials that can be recycled.”
Clean aluminium foil, along with foil food trays and other types of foil food containers should be washed and placed in the blue bin (or blue box) along with glass bottles and jars; cans, tins and aerosols; and plastic bottles.
Residents are advised to take care about what they put into the blue bin. If the materials are contaminated by other waste then the bin may not be emptied and the collection team may put a sticker on the bin to explain.
Full information about what can be recycled and what should be put into which bin is available at refuse and recycling. Residents can also check their collection day and report any collection problems online via the website, which is available 24/7.