Residents will no longer be able to recycle Tetra Pak in their household collection bins in the Folkestone & Hythe and Dover districts from next month.
The material – most commonly used for long-life milk, fruit juices, soups and ice lollies cartons – is comprised of wood, aluminium and plastic, which are difficult to separate.
Cartons should no longer be put in recycling bins, instead please put them with the rest of your non-recyclable household waste, allowing it to be used for generating electricity. It will not be sent to landfill.
Cllr Nicholas Kenton, Dover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Regulatory Services, said: “It is disappointing that Tetra Pak cannot be collected with the recycling after 16 January.
“However, the situation may change in the future, and we will continue to work with our partners to look at this.”
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Cllr Stuart Peall – Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Regulatory Services, Waste & Building Control – added: “Unfortunately it’s very difficult to recycle Tetra Pak but this approach will ensure such packaging is still useful even when finished with.”
For more information, please visit our Tetra Pak webpage.