Below are a few short films/clips that help explain what happens to the recycling we collect within the district. They also highlight a couple of the major issues we have, such as the wrong items being put into the recycling bins and dangerous driving around collection crews. More will be added over time.
How your recycling is sorted
This film shows how your recycling is sorted after we have collected it from your home. This is showing how mixed recycling is sorted. But on May 2022 we started to collect the fibre (paper and card) seperatley. However, the sorting process for the can, plastics and glass is the same. It highlights how much effort is put into sorting the recyclables, so that they can be used again to make new products and packaging.
Quality is a national issue
The film illustrates that the issue of the wrong items been put into a recycling bin is a national issue and not specific to Cannock itself.
Driving recklessly on pavements
This video footage is from the onboard cameras that our contractor has fitted to their collection vehicles. It shows examples of reckless driving and makes for shocking viewing. It shows numerous incidents of careless drivers mounting pavements and driving into or just missing waste workers. All because they don’t have the patience to wait until it is safe to pass!
Watch the video on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ4c4OqJj6c&t=7s
Options for dealing with your garden waste.
Below is a short cartoon , hosted by facebook, with information on how you can manage your garden waste effectively.
Our home composting page is here , follow the link for a reduced price compost bin!
Last Updated: 29/09/2023