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Changes to St Albans cardboard recycling collections
A new service to help with the collection of large pieces of cardboard has been introduced in St Albans.
The district council is looking at adapting the recycling collection vehicles so that large pieces of cardboard can be made easier for residents to recycle.
This is part of the new recycling scheme which was rolled out in September to increase the household recycling rate to 60 per cent and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
It costs the taxpayer £90 for each tonne of waste sent to landfill.
To ensure cardboard is collected, residents are advised to follow these three steps:
1. Tear up and flatten your cardboard to the size of your recycling box.
2. Place the flattened and torn cardboard in the recycling box or in another container or weighed down neatly underneath the box. Please do not put the cardboard in with your green waste.
3. If steps one and two are not possible, call 01727 819285 to arrange for an oversized cardboard collection for free.
Where large pieces of cardboard are left for a normal recycling collection contractors will leave a sticker explaining why it has not been collected. They will also provide a number to call to arrange for an oversized cardboard collection on the Wednesday or Saturday of that particular week.
In the meantime, residents can ask for oversized pieces of cardboard to be collected on the Wednesday or Saturday of their recycling collection week for free.
To request this service call 01727 819285.
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