Recycling in the Community — CRiB Chair Gina Beauchamp writes......
We can all recycle our usual plastic, tins, glass, paper, cardboard, food, clothes and shoes each week. BUT Did you know that the plastic that can't be taken, i.e. the clear plastic trays and containers, can now be recycled at Tescos in Langport. There is a bin that takes mixed plastics. This saves a lot of space in the back bin and also means that less is going to the landfill. Tesco in Langport takes batteries but not ink cartridges. Sainsburys takes ink cartridges, batteries and even water jug filters ! The bins are in the foyer of the store at Blackbrook. Keep all this recycling in the car boot so that you don't waste petrol on a special trip. You could also try not to buy things in plastic containers. Many vegetables can be bought lose and are often cheaper that way . I often wonder why plastic manufacturers produce black plastic trays when they cannot be recycled !
Bin days for December & January
With so many Bank Holidays coming up it is useful to have the collection dates handy.
Black Bin. Rubbish & Recycling
Monday 11th Dec
Wednesday 27th Dec
Monday 8th Jan 2018
Green Bin Garden Refuse & recycling
Monday 4th Dec
Monday 18th Dec
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018
A compost heap is essential to any garden. We have just dug out two old heaps made of pallets that were in our garden when we moved in, but unfortunately they were full of rats !
These have now been replaced with two black plastic compost bins with chicken wire around them to keep any vermin out. This seems to work fine. And we already have some lovely compost to dig out and spread around the garden.
Rake up leaves and instead of using space in your green bin, put them into black plastic sacks and poke holes in the bottom, store behind a shed out of sight and in a year you should have lovely leaf mould to improve your soil. Larger leaves can be chopped by running over them with a lawn mower before you bag them up.
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