Foil can now be collected for recycling at the kerbside by Bournemouth Council’s Recycling teams.
Residents are being encouraged to put washed foil and foil trays into their Big Bin which will be recycled back into foil packaging or other metal products such as cans
Councillor Michael Filer, cabinet member for waste, said: “We’ve been really encouraged by the enthusiastic support of residents for recycling in the Borough. We aim to send as little rubbish as possible to landfill in order to protect the environment and reduce our disposal costs. A staggering 91% of our household waste is reused, recycled or recovered and we’re pleased that residents can now recycle foil in their Big Bin which will help improve our performance even more.”
In 2014 Bournemouth Council collected approximately 17,000 tonnes of recycling at the kerbside, the equivalent of 178 full jumbo jets or 3,778 Asian elephants.
Residents can also recycle paper, cardboard, cartons, other metal packaging (cans, tins & aerosols), glass and plastic packaging in their Big Bin. A new recycling guide encouraging residents to recycle more and waste less, which has been funded by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), will be delivered to Bournemouth residents in the next couple of weeks.