‘Keep sharp objects out of rubbish bags’, says council

South Kesteven District Council news.
South Kesteven District Council news.

People in Bourne and the Deepings are being asked not to put sharp objects, including medical needles, into silver recycling bins and clear bags at home.

South Kesteven District Council has reported a recent increase in cases where its workers at local recycling plants have been put at risk by syringes and other medical equipment found in recyclable facilities.

The council is also warning people not to put syringes in black bins or pink bags but, instead, they should call 01476 406080 to arrange for collection of such materials.

Other sharp objects such as broken glass should be securely wrapped in newspaper and placed in a black bin or pink bag.