RESIDENTS are still ‘fed up’ with blue bin collections in the town as some have claimed their bins are still not being emptied.

Many have said they do not know why they are not being emptied as they believe nothing ‘forbidden’ or ‘contaminated’ is in there.

Following the news recently reported by the Warrington Guardian that new stickers will be sent out explaining which items can be recycled, the council has now asked residents to double-check what they are putting in each bin after a rise in recycling contamination rates.

A Warrington Borough Council Spokesperson said: “More than 9 out of 10 households recycle correctly.

"In recent weeks however, bin crews have been increasing efforts to identify bins that have incorrect items in them and therefore cannot be recycled.”

Cllr Hitesh Patel, cabinet member for environment, said: “We all need to do whatever we can to increase Warrington’s recycling rates.

“The old adage of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ has never been so important when we consider how we can all play our part to be more environmentally friendly, given the climate emergency.

“We appreciate that when bins aren’t emptied due to being contaminated this can be frustrating, but managing waste that is contaminated is costly both financially and environmentally.

“We want to support residents to make sure that our recycling rates are as high as possible and the guidance stickers we will be dropping off will provide further advice and guidance.

“With more than 85,000 households in Warrington, we have a lot of bins to empty!

“We’d therefore be very grateful if you can double-check what you put in your bins. Let’s keep doing our bit to improve our recycling rates.”

A definitive list of what you can put in each bin is available at

If your bin is deemed to be contaminated, and you have registered for a MyWarrington account, you will be notified what incorrect item was found in your bin so that you can remove it for a future collection.