The kind of
town city where you can put newspapers, magazines and dry cardboard in the recycling bin, but you can’t put normal paper or envelopes (even ones with the windows torn off). So that means that most post will end up in the bin (and the local landfill) and not be recycled. Correction - Mon 2 Feb - the Waste Management Officer has got back to me and although office paper isn't mentioned on the literature, it can be put in the green bins.
And unlike Belfast, Lisburn City Council don’t seem to run a home composting scheme where households can pay a small amount to purchase a compost bin for their back garden, further reducing the kitchen/food waste that gets thrown into the black bins? Correction - Mon 2 Feb - they do run such a scheme - just not advertised on the website - and composters are available by calling 0800 092 0246 and paying £5 for a voucher that will allow you to collect a composter from their Altona Road depot (or +£10 for delivery).
- 75% of 1995 baseline levels by 2010
- 50% of 1995 baseline levels by 2013
- 35% of 1995 baseline levels by 2020
After all, don’t Councils have waste reduction targets, and fines from Europe if they don’t meet them in a few years time?
Anyway, at least they posted through the information about the normal/recycling bin rota, even if they didn’t mention which day our street is collected!