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Are you recycling enough? Residents reminded they can “probably recycle more items than they think!”

Residents across the County Borough are being reminded of what can and can’t be recycled – along with where items too big for waste collections can be correctly disposed of.

The amount of waste recycled in Wrexham reached 68% in the past 12 months – the highest they have ever been in the County Borough. Wrexham has also seen a large reduction in the volume of waste going to landfill, which is down from 11,854 tonnes to just 2,560 tonnes.

Recycling levels in Wrexham have been increasing for several years, with recycling rates for the borough standing at just 3% back in 2002/2003.

Over the past year there has been a push on household recycling, with homes across Wrexham receiving either new black bottle boxes and food caddies or the highly sought stackable, trolley boxes.

Waste not recycled, reused or composted is sent away to produce energy for Power Stations.

In a bid to recycle even more locally, Wrexham Council have released a reminder so that residents are up to date with what can and can’t be recycled.

Items which can be recycled as part of weekly bin collections:

Mixed plastics
Aerosols
Tins and cans
Foil
Glass bottles and jars
Paper and card
Food waste
Textiles

Fortnightly:

Garden waste (from the green wheeled bin)

Wrexham Council say: “Whether your recyclables are placed in trolley boxes or in the traditional containers, the same items get collected either way – so long as things are correctly stored, you shouldn’t have any problems.”

Other items that residents of Wrexham can now take for recycling to the Household Waste Recycling Centres include:

Wood and timber
Car batteries
Electrical items and Fluorescent tubes
Hard-core, soil and rubble
Garden waste
Scrap metal
Large appliances
Used engine oil
Paint
Tetra Pak
Furniture
Tyres

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Residents’ help has been invaluable as we’ve looked to increase the amount of waste materials we recycle, hitting a record 68% for last year.

“With that in mind, we wanted to remind people that, chances are, they can probably recycle more items than they think.

“And even if we can’t take it during fortnightly household recycling collections, we can accept it if dropped off at one of our three waste and recycling centres, or the Reuse shop in the Industrial Estate”.

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