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Hull publish new A-Z guide

Hull residents have been given every reason to make recycling a new year’s resolution after being presented with the city council’s new A-Z guide of recycling.

The guide offers a comprehensive list of everyday items and advice on whether they can be recycled, with everything from aerosols to zebra’s- which it points out, you can’t recycle, yet.

It also offers wide ranging advice on how to reduce and reuse rubbish, using the council’s blue bin and black box kerbside schemes, community recycling and the household waste recycling centres.

Leader of the council and joint portfolio holder for waste Ken Branson said: “It’s a really appropriate time of year to make a resolution and recycling more of our rubbish is a promise we can all keep.

“The A-Z guide gives people further advice on how to achieve that as recycling has never been more important. Children are learning about the importance of recycling in schools and have a key role in encouraging parents and others to recycle as much as they can.”

The majority of households in the city received the guide as an early Christmas present in December, with the remainder set to be delivered during January to accompany the distribution of the black box recycling dates for the next two years.

The pack will also contain a waste collection survey, the results of which will help to inform recycling and waste collection services in the future.

Deputy council leader Darren Hale said: “Residents of Hull are really supporting the council’s black box and blue bin recycling scheme. By using the new A-Z, it should give people even more information on reducing their waste, reusing what they can and recycling and composting what’s left. Residents have requested more guidance on how to recycle and the A-Z provides them with the information they need.”

The council sees the new guide as playing an important role as it strives to reach a recycling target of 45%, and will employ two model zebra’s as educational tools in teaching children what can and can’t be recycled.

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