Council urges double take on recycling

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People living in Bothwell and Uddingston have been urged to do more to help recycle waste.

As part of Zero Waste Scotland’s Recycle Week, taking place from June 17-23, South Lanarkshire Council is asking its residents to double check they are recycling all the waste they can by making best use of their blue bins.

Last year residents helped the council to recycle 70,000 tonnes of waste that would otherwise have ended up in landfill sites - but the council still wants to do better.

Community services committee chairman Hamish Stewart said: “More than 120,000 homes in South Lanarkshire have blue bins where they can recycle a lot of their waste including paper, tins and plastics.

“Generally, residents are very good about this but some people don’t realise that empty aerosol cans, clean yoghurt cartons, empty tetrapak milk and juice cartons can also be placed in the blue bins.

“The glass bins can be used for empty bottles and jars and residents can book a free uplift of grass and hedge clippings on our website.”