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what if there is contamination?

Contaminated Clear Bags:
In order to minimise contamination we would ask you to be very vigilant about what waste is placed into the bag. One of the reasons that we use clear bags is that both you and our collection staff can better identify any potential contamination within a bag and as a very last resort, exclude it from the recyclables collection if necessary by placing it in your existing general waste bin, thereby protecting the existing onboard load, maintaining the integrity of the recyclables and reducing the potential for load rejection at the recycling centre.

Contaminated Large Dry Mixed Recycling Bins:
Once again, In order to minimise contamination we would ask you to be very vigilant about what waste is placed into any bins, as bin contamination is harder to deal with retrospectively than that in clear recycling bags.

Should you identify any contaminants in the large Recyclables bin, we would ask that you remove them, to avoid us having to reluctantly reject the load for collection, without refund.

The law as it is to be introduced in Scotland is specifically aimed at collecting recyclable materials and as a consequence, it specifically requires both the waste producer (you) and the waste collector (us) to ensure the integrity of the recyclables collected is maintained, and prevent any contamination.

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