Pringles tubes and other paper containers with metal ends now accepted at Barnsley Household Waste Recycling Centres

Barnsley residents can now recycle paper containers with metal ends such as Pringles tubes, hot chocolate, nuts and other products at Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Residents can now recycle their containers alongside food and drink cartons such as Tetra Paks by putting them in dedicated containers at our Household Waste Recycling Centres across Barnsley.

The new service is the result of work with our partner Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE UK) and packaging manufacturer Sonoco Consumer Products Europe.

Cllr Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Transport, said: “We know people really value being able to recycle as much of their waste as possible and playing their part in achieving a more sustainable Barnsley. Together with our residents we’ve reduced the amount of waste we send to landfill to less than 2.4% and we’ll keep working to reduce that.

“We’re proud of our borough, and it’s vital that we look after our local environment by reusing our resources.

“The people of Barnsley have always responded well to the different recycling schemes we’ve implemented, and we hope that they will take full advantage of this new service at our recycling centres.”

From now on residents can take paper containers with metal ends such as Pringles tubes, hot chocolate, nuts and other products to any of our Household Waste Recycling Centres to be recycled alongside food and drink cartons. Anyone unable to do this should continue to put this type of packaging in their grey bin. The brown bin is for food tins, foil trays and drinks cans, mixed glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles only. The blue bin is for clean and dry paper and cardboard only.

For more information on recycling in Barnsley visit our page about Household Waste Recycling Centres.

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