June wrote to us to make us flag up Lewisham's new recycling changes. It's all in Lewisham Life we told her, but she thinks you don't read it (and we said you don't read us either)...but here goes:
As well as everything before, you can NOW RECYCLE:
- TETRA PAKS including JUICE CARTONS, SOUP CARTONS, MILK CARTONS! YAY! (Please rinse!)
- PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS including MARGARINE/SPREAD CONTAINERS, YOGHURT POTS, TAKEAWAY CONTAINERS, COFFEE CUPS, TRAYS, FRUIT & VEGETABLE PUNNETS, MEAT TRAYS, ICE CREAM CONTAINERS, READY MEAL FOOD TRAYS! YAY! (Please rinse!)
- PLASTIC BAGS including SUPERMARKET CARRIER BAGS and PLASTIC SACKS...YAY! (about time, since you keep forgetting to take your own bag and the check-out staff keep loading them up and Deptford market and shop traders aren't happy unless they've given away a blue bag)
In addition you can also now add TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES, AEROSOL CANS (make sure they're empty), TAKEAWAY CONTAINERS (rinse first)...
Apparently we can also recycle our shoes, clothing, linen and curtains, but we're not sure if that'll go in our recycling bins...we may fall victim to the usual Lewisham "One Size Fits All unless you're posh with a garden" syndrome...Let's hope we are suitably catered for in due course with quite a few more recycling bins to take all this extra stuff that we're having to cart downstairs.