Community recycling at the village hall has been discontinued due to misuse of the scheme during lockdown – rubbish and dog waste was put in the bins. A few residents are now collecting for recycling schemes:
Crisp packets: All brands of crisp packet are accepted. Please ensure the packets are empty. Crisp packets folded into triangles or tied in any way are not accepted. This is because someone would have to be paid to unfold them at the recycling plant before processing. Biscuit snack packs and popcorn bags are not accepted i.e. no cheddars, or organix biscuit packs. Crisp packets can be dropped off at: 22 High St, Great Eversden.
Oral care products: For empty toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, toothbrush heads, toothpaste and toothbrush packaging. Please ensure that toothpaste tubes are emptied as much as possible, and that everything is dry. You can recycle the nylon head of bamboo toothbrushes (snap off the toothbrush head, the bamboo handle can be composted at home). Please note that sealed electric toothbrushes cannot be sent for recycling – only electric toothbrush heads can be sent for recycling. The recycling can be dropped off by the door at 17 Harlton Road, L. Eversden. In the near future there will be a labelled wheelie bin for the collection.