Please help to reduce the amount of recycling materials blowing around the village.
In windy weather cover your box and weigh it down to stop the plastic bottles, paper and cartons blowing away before they are collected. Alternatively nets to contain the contents of recycling boxes can be purchased from the Resource Centre in Pill for £2 each.
To reduce contamination and improve recycling efficiency, wash and squash!
Wash: Scrape out any food remains/pour away excess liquid., rinse the container (use your washing-up water)
Squash: Crush metal cans, squeeze plastic bottles flat to expel the air and reduce the volume, which makes collections more efficient.
Clothes recycling - help local charities raise cash: there are two clothing banks in Pill where bagged clothes and shoes can be left:
- Fire Brigade Benevolent Society, by the Fire Station
- Western Air Ambulance behind the resource centre
Now that the cattle are back in the fields and the grass has started to grow again with a vengeance, please do not tip your grass cuttings over the wall or fence into the adjacent field. Even though the cows may like eating grass cuttings it is not good for them because it causes a build up of gas in their stomachs.
Not only that but he cows will tend to push and crowd round the grass cuttings and may end up pushing the wall or fence over and get into your garden, which will be your fault! However if you actually own the land the other side of the fence then of course you can do what you like.