Blue Bin Clips

About the Campaign

The bin clip campaign began with a visit to the sea savers from one of the people that work on the local bin lorry. She asked for their help to tackle a couple of recurrent issues she was witnessing first hand with the blue recycling bins. The first being contamination – people putting the wrong things in their blue bin, resulting in the whole lot having to be sent to landfill instead. The second being the wind. She told them that a lot of the ‘litter’ around the village is actually the result of blue bins blowing open/over and the contents scattering.
 
After a trip to the dump, meetings with Highland Council and other research, we came up with a campaign to better educate people about what goes into the blue bins in Highland region, and to fabricate bin clips to hold the bins closed.
 
In winter, we will be going door-to-door in the village, giving out bin clips and leaflets/stickers from Highland Council about what can/can’t go into blue bins. Until then, we attending events like the primary school fun day, playing the Rubbish Game, talking to people and handing out clips and leaflets.
USS meeting wiith local bin lady.

Blue Bin Clips

Ullapool Sea Savers meet with local bin lady to discuss the Blue Blin Clips.
Stop Litter Spreading
The Rubbish Game
·      A simple but effective way to get people thinking and talking about what goes into their recycling system.
·      What you need:
·      One big black bucket.
·      3 smaller buckets in different colours.
·      A litter picker
·      A timer
·      A whiteboard to be the leader-board
·      Leaflets about what your local council will accept in mixed recycling.
·      A prize
 
What to do.
·      Label the three smaller buckets: Landfill, recycling, other
·      Fill the black bucket with (clean) items representing all the different types of rubbish – landfill, recyclable in household recycling bin, recyclable elsewhere (eg glass, batteries, soft plastics.)
·      Carefully tip out the black bucket and time contestants using the picker to sort the contents into the 3 smaller buckets.
·      Write results on the leaderboard
·      Give contestant a leaflet and talk through any questions/issues arising.
·      At end of event, pick a winner and award prizes.
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Ullapool Sea Savers,
Quercus, Riverside Terrace,
Ullapool, IV26 2TE


Ullapool Sea Savers, (Registered Charity), Scottish Charity Number: SC049213

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