A woman from Cambridge says her council has gone too far after it fined her for leaving rubbish next to a recycling bin which was full.Read the full story ›
Plastic bags, clothes and even a toasted sandwich maker... These are all things councils in Cambridgeshire say they have found in the wrong recycling bins. Now they've started a video campaign to encourage people to pay more attention when they throw things away.
The videos uses animations with video footage to show what happens to waste when it's picked up from people's homes and then, over eight weeks, turned into compost for local farms and gardens. They were filmed at the Amey Waste Management Park in Waterbeach.
It's a joint campaign between all Cambridgeshire councils under the banner of RECAP (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership), who say they're having to send organic material to landfill unnecessarily because people put it in the wrong bins.
They say they're going to become more strict on not emptying bins if there are incorrect items inside.
Almost two tonnes of clothing, shoes and sheets have been saved from landfill on the first day of a new textiles recycling trial in South Cambridgeshire.
The trial which covers 5,000 homes began on Wednesday with hundreds of blue bags full of textiles being loaded up for recycling in one day.
If the trial is successful waste bosses aim to roll it out to all homes in the district.
Bedford Borough Council is encouraging people to be environmentally aware and recycle their Christmas treesRead the full story ›
A new campaign has been launched in the Rochford area of Essex to recycle unwanted electrical items.
The council's backing a recycling project called the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment scheme.
A WEEE dinosaur, made of unwanted electrical items, will be on display during the new year.
Some residents in the Tendring District Council area of Essex say that a new recycling system is too confusing and that they will stop recycling as a result.
A waste scheme introduced by Tendring District Council is so confusing to residents that they're no longer recycling as much they used to.Read the full story ›