Changes to paper recycling collections

On Thursday 14 September 2017 councillors agreed to change the way that paper is collected for recycling. The change has now been implemented and from now on paper will be collected mixed with other recycling in the blue bin, and no longer needs to be separated into a paper caddy.

Why the changes have been made

Our recycling collection lorries are due to be replaced, and this decision means that we can purchase fewer new vehicles which collect mixed recycling together than we would need if we continue to collect paper separately in vehicles with two compartments.

This will save us around £670,000 over the next seven years, in vehicle costs, fuel, maintenance and staff. It will also help reduce congestion and cut emissions.

What you need to do now

Please place paper directly into your blue wheeled bin for recycling. 

What to do with your caddy

You can keep your caddy and use it however you wish. Alternatively, you can drop it off at dedicated areas at either the Milton or Thriplow household recycling centres for recycling.

Caddies should not be placed into wheeled bins.

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