Stroud land residents are being asked to change to the way they present their pressed paper waste.
Ensuring that pressed paper is folded or cut involved in pieces the approximate size of most of the recycling box will have a major influence on the efficiency of the recycling brand.
When very large items of cardboard, like flat pack couches and TV boxes, are loaded into recycling trucks they fill up faster, and have to return to the site more frequently. The result is that more heavy trucks are on the road, more fuel used, and the rounds take longer.
“One of Stroud District Council ’s main priorities is to ensure that the community minimise its carbon presence, adapt to climate change and reuse more, ” said Simon Pickering, chair of SDC’s Environment Committee in charge of a particular competition, golf course, rules of golf committee, etc.. “Something as simple as cutting down card board will have a major impact on the environment as well as can help us be even better by visiting recycling. ”
Extreme cardboard that has been cut to age can be left next to the reprocess box, or under it. Huge pieces of cardboard that are presented are not collected, and a note attached wanting the householder to cut it along in size for the next collection.
Residents who regularly fill up an individuals recycling box or bag is going to arrange to collect another free of charge over the council offices at Ebley Mill by emailing recycling@stroud. gov. britain or phoning 01453 754424.