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Recycling changes to help Solihull make more of waste

Solihull Editorial 11th Nov, 2023   0

GLASS bottles and jars no longer need to be separated from other recycling in Solihull.

This comes as Solihull Council says it has changed recycling facility to the Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in Coventry, which uses specialist AI technology to process dry mixed recycling.

Solihull Council’s cabinet member for Environment and Infrastructure, Councillor Ken Hawkins, said: “There’s no need to separate out glass bottles and jars – just put all your recycling straight into your brown bin, clear sacks or communal recycling bin.

“Using the new recycling facility also means that residents who haven’t been able to recycle glass before, now have a full recycling service.

“Changing our recycling facility means more residents can recycle and it’s easier for everyone to recycle more of their waste.

“This will help us with our net zero carbon emissions plans and also help to combat climate change.

“BUT, please keep your old black recycling boxes as they will come in handy if you have too much recycling to put in your brown bins – particularly over the Christmas period when we all have lots of packaging and possibly more bottles too.”

The MRF is run by Sherbourne Recycling Ltd and is jointly owned by Solihull Council and seven other local authorities across the West Midlands.

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