Rejected recycling waste is on the increase

The amount of household waste that is being rejected from being recycled has increased by over 84% since 2011.


Studies have shown that some councils were unable to recycle 338,000 tonnes of waste in 2014-15 that’s an increase from about 184,000 tonnes in 2011-12. However recycling waste did in fact increase during this period from 10.7 millions tonnes to 11 million tones a year.


Councils say they are working to help people to know which item should go in which bin in order to stop wrong items ending up where they shouldn’t be. The amount it costs the councils to re-sort bins that have incorrect items in is said to be the main reason as to why waste is being rejected.


It is believed that 97% of the rejected rubbish was incinerated or sent to landfill in 2013-14. Over 173,000 tonnes of rejected waste was incinerated or sent to landfill in 2011-12 and that rose to 270,000 tonnes just 2 years later.


Items that can be recycled include:


Paper: cardboard boxes, newspapers, food and drink cartons


Plastic: Margarine and ice cream tubs, yogurt pots, fruit punnets


Bottles: drink, shampoo, detergent


Tins and cans


Kitchen foil and foil trays


Glass: all colours but no broken glass



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