AS A tarn we have a recycle rate of over 40 percent, and we need to keep it up as recycle week takes place next week.

From Monday 24 to Sunday September 30, Barnsley Council will be helping residents to ‘recycle right' by providing hints and tips to help residents ‘recycle it right’: the right things, in the right bin, in the right way.

Coun Roy Miller said: “We’re really proud of our recycling efforts in Barnsley and are delighted to be supporting this year’s Recycle Week. It’s really important we keep up our great efforts and encourage future generations to get involved as they’ll be our future recyclers!

“It’s also important to make sure we’re recycling properly - so we’re hoping that our hints and tips will help to quash some misconceptions about what can and can’t be put in each bin.

"We know that Barnsley is a borough of recyclers – we know it matters and we’re on board but we now need to make sure we’re getting it right and not wasting our efforts or wasting things that could be recycled. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our residents for all their recycling efforts over the last 12 months.”