Calendars remind residents of bin days

Ribble Valley Borough Council refuse manager Kevin Rushton.
Ribble Valley Borough Council refuse manager Kevin Rushton.

Calendars outlining refuse collection dates have been stuck to wheeled bins throughout the borough.

The calendars outline collection dates for the different bins – burgundy for non-recyclable waste, blue for recyclable waste and green for garden waste – until March 2018, including rearranged dates for Christmas.

The refuse collection calendar.

The refuse collection calendar.

The stickers are a handy reference for householders to check when their refuse or recyclables are due for collection.

The following items can be placed in blue bins: Glass bottles and jars, food and drinks cans, aerosols, clean foil, plastic bottles, such as milk, mineral water, fizzy drinks, shampoo, household cleaners and empty medicine.

Recycling companies are strict about what they will accept, so the following items cannot be placed in blue bins: paper, card and cardboard, textiles, crockery, food trays or bags, plastic pots or tubs, carrier bags, waxed drinks cartons and any other form of plastic.

Food from the kitchen or garden can no longer be placed in green bins, due to changes in the treatment process.

If refuse collection crews spot the wrong materials in blue or green wheeled bins, the bins may not be emptied until the offending items have been removed.

If you have not received your new calendar, contact Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.