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Friday, 18 October 2013

Green sacks tips!

During one of our walkabout surgeries recently, a resident asked about the green sack recycling scheme and the fact that it can sometimes look at bit unsightly having lots of green sacks outside properties.

There are some useful tips on the Council’s
website which we thought was worth sharing as this isn’t the first time the issue has been raised with us.

Tips for using green sacks


As most waste is recyclable, if you use your green sacks properly you are likely to have hardly any rubbish left over. Some tips for using green sacks:

  • Line your main kitchen bin with a green recycling sack as more than 50% of your rubbish is recyclable. You can then take the green sack out on collection day. You could use a smaller bin for non recyclable waste, store it somewhere else in your home or put it straight into any outdoor containers/bins you may have.
  • Use an outdoor container for green sacks during the week. You may want to use a bin to store full green recycling sacks during the week. If you do this please ensure green sacks are taken out of the bin by 7am on the morning of your collection.
  • Wash and squash all recyclable materials so that they take up less space and do not encourage any foxes.
  • Change the way you think about recycling. If it is household waste it is likely to be recyclable apart from used sanitary items and plastic film.
Residents are also encouraged to only put green sacks outside on the morning of collection to help keep streets tidy and deter foxes. External bins in which to store the recycling are not provided due to a significant proportion of properties in Hackney not having adequate storage space.

If you have any questions or thoughts on this – please do get in touch! 

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