Recycle the ‘Unusual Suspects’ from around your home

Published Monday, 12 September 2016

It’s Recycle Week (12 – 18 Sept), and we'd like to thank you for all the great recycling that’s being done throughout the district.

You're recycling more than ever! 4,760 tons was collected in the last 12 months, which is up by 5%!

You may already know that you can recycle plastic drinks bottles, food and drink cans, jam jars, cardboard boxes and newspapers but items such as foil trays, beauty crème jars, toilet roll tubes and aerosol cans are often missed.

If everyone in the UK recycled one aluminium deodorant aerosol can, enough energy could be saved to vacuum over 480,000 homes for a year!

Councillor Steven North, Leader of ENC, says: “Recycling is already making a big difference, thanks to the dedication of East Northamptonshire residents. We all know how important it is to recycle, it's much better than the waste going to landfill.

“Recycle Week is an ideal time for us all to really take a fresh look at our recycling habits, and to see if there are any opportunities to recycle even more items. There are lots of items that can be recycled, but some are lesser known or more ‘unusual’ than others, and so that’s what we’re trying to raise awareness of.”

To remind yourself what can be recycled in your green lidded bin, head to our recycling page.

Please make sure your recycling is clean and not mixed with anything that can’t be recycled, otherwise it will be classed as ‘contaminated’ and go to waste.

If you find you’ve got more recycling than will fit in your bin, please leave the extra in clear sacks placed next to your bin on recycling collection week.

Recycle Week is brought to you by WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme). To find out more visit and/or follow #RecycleWeek on Twitter.