Sheffield Council chiefs want more recycling in city

Council chiefs in Sheffield are urging city residents to use National Recycling Week to think more about which household items could be re-used.

Sheffield Council and Veolia, which runs the city’s waste recycling contract, claim many households recycle kitchen products but forget about items in their bathrooms which could be recycled.

Councillor Terry Fox, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport at Sheffield City Council, said: “During Recycle Week I want to thank everyone for their recycling efforts.

“What’s currently recycled in Sheffield makes a huge difference, so just imagine what else could be achieved by recycling those items that are sometimes forgotten.

“I hope that this will encourage residents to think twice about things like empty washing-up bottles, ketchup bottles and tissue boxes before they put them in their black bin, and put them in their blue bin or blue box instead.”

For hints and tips about recycling around the home, visit, follow @Recycle4Shef on Twitter or call 0114 273 4567.