North West households still ‘mixing up’ recycling

Posted on 16th February, 2010

Latest figures from the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) have shown that some 10,000 tonnes of rubbish put out for recycling was rejected by its £5m sorting machine in the last 12 months.

At present around one third of all waste is recycled in Merseyside, and the local authorities are keen to increase this. However about one tonne in every seven being to the recycling facility is being rejected.

A spokesperson for the Bidston Materials Recovery Facility says:

“This is stuff that people are putting in recycling bins in error such as yoghurt pots and plastic film.”

People are clearly trying to recycle, but more education on what can and can’t be recycled is obviously still needed.