The refuse trucks are struggling to crush large pieces of cardboard and boxes effectively . This takes up a lot of space and reduces the amount of waste the truck can hold – resulting in the crew either making two trips to the recycling site, or putting it in landfill. So, the City Council is requesting the following:
- Cut up your cardboard
Please make sure that individual pieces of cardboard are no larger than 60 cm long on any side – about the length of your arm. These can then be bundled flat for collection.
The refuse collectors will be putting stickers on large pieces of cardboard they can’t take, asking you to break it down for the next collection. For more details about this, visit www.canterbury.gov.uk/cardboard.
- If your cardboard is business waste, visit commercial waste for details on how to dispose of it properly.