Tetra Pak can be recycled at six new locations in Tendring as new recycling banks are installed.
Tendring District Council (TDC) is funding provision of the banks to allow residents to responsibly dispose of the material.
Tetra Pak is used for products such as juice cartons and Pringle-style tubes, and requires specialist processing for the three elements – paper, plastic and aluminium – to be recycled.
The additional Tetra Pak bins are located at existing recycling banks at:
- Alresford Parish Council
- Bradfield Parish Council
- Brightlingsea Co-Op
- Great Bentley Cricket Pavilion
- Barrack Lane, Harwich
- Station car park, Walton-on-the-Naze
This is in addition to existing sites at Morrison’s stores in Centenary Way Clacton and Europa Way, Parkeston; Manningtree Co-Op; and Brightlingsea Community Centre.
Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, encouraged people to use the sites.
“We know people are looking at ways to do more to help the environment, so putting in place measures such as this, making it easier for people to recycle commonly used products, will help with that,” Councillor Talbot said.
“So please do come and use these sites – their locations means it is easy to tie in with other trips too so you’re not adding to your carbon footprint.
“Recycling is but one way to help the environment, though, and we would also encourage people to think about how they can reduce and re-use products too.”
Councillor Talbot added that due to the specialist nature of the material it was not feasible to make this part of a kerbside collection – but that by introducing the new banks it should reduce contamination of other recycled waste.