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Residents misuse recycling bins

A campaign is starting in North Kesteven in Lincolnshire to remind people what can and cannot be recycled. The wrong waste is sometimes contaminating green recycling bins. A dead pheasant has even been found in one bin.

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North Kesteven reminds households what goes in which bin

Green-lidded recycling wheeled bin: Bottles and tops, jars, cans, tins, empty aerosol cans, clean foil, paper and cardboard, waxed drink cartons, yoghurt pots, ice cream and margarine tubs. NO: Electrical, nappies, food waste, carpets, textiles, batteries, wood, crisp packets, polystyrene.

Brown Wheeled Bin: Garden waste, grass, weeds, hedge cuttings, leaves, clean straw, flowers, plants, twigs and small branches, real Christmas trees (cut into small lengths). NO: Bags, food waste, ash,glass, bricks and hardcore, tree stumps, root balls, grass sods, household waste, soiledpet bedding.

Any waste items not included on the approved lists on resident's bin tags should be disposed of in the black wheeled bin for landfill disposal. North Kesteven District Council operates free collections of syringes and needles in sharps boxes by request.

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