'Car parts and gas canisters' in paper recycling prompts polite reminder from Preston Council

A gas canister found in one recycling bin load
A gas canister found in one recycling bin load
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Over the last few weeks, Preston Council have noticed that some incorrect objects have been found in their paper and card recycling bins.

So much so, that they have had some loads rejected by the company who process it.

Other foreign objects included used nappies

Other foreign objects included used nappies

In some paper bins recently there has been a gas canister, some nappies (in and out of nappy bags) and even some car parts.

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As a reminder, these are the things that should go into the paper and cardboard recycling bin:

- Paper

Car parts were also discovered

Car parts were also discovered

- Catalogues and Directories

- Wrapping Paper (Non Foil)

- Newspaper

- Magazines

- Junk Mail/envelopes

- Cardboard Food Packaging

- Ready meal sleeves

- Cardboard Boxes (must fit container)

- Toilet Roll and Kitchen Roll Tubes

- Greetings Cards

- Cereal Boxes

These are the items that should not go into paper and card recycling:

- juice or milk cartons (tetrapacks)

- plastic wrapping

- wallpaper

- polystyrene

- carrier bags, loose items only