Stickers issued for unsafe cardboard collections

Assorted items of cardboard and paper on a kerbside
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council says any cardboard which does not fit in the brown-lid bins can not be safely collected [Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council]

Stickers have been placed on stacks of excess cardboard that have gone uncollected in some areas of Warwickshire.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said it had started implementing the policy to ensure staff are able to collect material safely.

They said the new stickers were being placed on items that were larger than the brown-lid bins normally used for recycling cardboard and paper.

There had been a long-standing policy of accepting reasonable amounts of additional cardboard and this remained the case, they said.

Any excess cardboard that will not fit in the bin, after it has been emptied by the recycling team, is not deemed safe for their usual kerbside collection, they added.

The council said if residents find they routinely have more cardboard and paper than they can fit in their brown-lid bin, then they can choose to buy an additional one.

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