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Contamination in our bins falls
7:20am Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
THE amount of contaminated rubbish in the borough’s recycling bins has dropped, according to a new audit.
It was revealed in March that nearly 18 per cent of recycling collected in blue bins was contaminated making it non-recyclable, but that figure is now down by more than 10 per cent.
Residents who have been contaminating their recycling get yellow tags fixed to their bins to inform them the contents are no longer recyclable.
Cllr Victoria Holloway, Thurrock Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “This is tremendous news in so many ways.”