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Dear Resident

The Marina da Gama 'Yellow Bag Project' has been a great success.

Most of the residents have given us their full cooperation, but some people still seem to be unaware of what should and shouldn't be placed in the yellow bags.

The contents of the yellow bags must be as clean as possible to facillitate the recycling process. If wet organic waste, such as kitchen scraps and gardent refuse are placed in the bags, the recyclable material becomes contaminated and the purpose of seperation at source is defeated.

In order to ensure the continuing success of the Yellow Bag Project, the contents of the bags will, in future, be checked by the person collecting them. The second time non-recyclable material is found in your bag, if will not be collected.

The following is a list of what should and shouldn't be placed in the bags. Please ensure that all members of your household are aware of this list and adhere to it.

What must be in the yellow bag: (Please ensure that everything is dry and clean.)
  • Office paper
  • Cardboard (pressed down); newspaper and magazines (folded and pressed flat)
  • Glass (washed, rinsed and cleaned)
  • Containers
  • Plastics
  • All tins and metallic objects
  • Shopping bags
What must not be in the yellow bag:
  • Anything wet, dirty or covered in grass
  • Polystyrene or cling wrap
  • Disposable nappies
  • Garden refuse or organic material such as food scraps or vegetable peelings
  • Tetra packs, e.g. long life milk cartons
Any queries or concerns, can be addressed to Marcia Fritz of the Marina da Gama Residents Association, tel: 021 788 3311 or e-mail: marinadagama@iafrica.com
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