Launch Sort It

Kerbside Recycling - let's get it sorted

Campaign Launch

March 2004 was when the current scheme including the brown bin was first introduced using banners, billboards, press adverts and radio.

You may remember seeing this press advert in the local press:

Main Press Advert

Current Scheme Information

Currently 19,577 households in Clackmannanshire have been provided with a blue box for cans, glass, textiles and plastic bottles, a blue bag for paper and a brown bin for garden waste, as detailed below:

Blue Box
  • Cans (aluminium & steel) and clean foil
  • Glass (bottles & jars)
  • Plastic bottles with the PET or HDPE symbol (clear)
  • Textiles (blankets, clothes, curtains, pairs
    of shoes, sheets and towels)

Blue Bag
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Computer paper
  • Contents of unwanted mail
  • Glossy paper
  • Leaflets
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • White telephone directories

Brown Bin
  • Clean cardboard
  • Flowers and plants
  • Garden prunings
  • Garden weeds
  • Grass clippings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Sawdust
  • Twigs & small branches
  • Wood shavings

Part of the campaign involves the delivery of leaflets, which provide further details of the scheme. The leaflet aims to answer questions like 'WHAT can I recycle?', 'HOW should I recycle?', 'WHY should I recycle?' and 'WHEN can I recycle?'

A guide to help you use your kerbside recycling service has been distributed to all participating households in Clackmannanshire. The kerbside recycling guide provides information that makes it easier to use your blue box, blue bag and brown bin to recycle your household and garden waste.

To view a leaflet, please select link on the right.

If you need another guide, or if you want to know more about the scheme, please contact Clackmannanshire Council's recycling helpline on 0500 545 540.
Copies of the guide are also available from libraries across Clackmannanshire.

Recent Campaign Phase

In July 2004 the Waste Aware Clackmannanshire Follow Up Campaign began. This campaign was aimed at thanking residents for their participation in the scheme. It also provided an update on how successful the scheme was, encouraging householders to continue their efforts with the message: 'Recycling in Clackmannanshire is up 110%. Thank you for helping us to get it sorted.

Flyers and press adverts were among the ways in which the Follow Up message was communicated. You may remember seeing this press advert in your local press:

In October 2004, a Waste Aware survey was conducted during which doorstep surveyors consulted 400 residents from across Clackmannanshire. The research indicated that 97% of residents are now recycling from home. To view the survey report please click here.
Follow Up Press Advert

Recycling Helpline
Recycling Helpline
Tel: 0500 545 540
Campaign Leaflet
To view a leaflet please select one from the list below.
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