A glass manufacturer which has won the contract to recycle Rotherham’s waste is urging people to watch how they sort their rubbish.
Beatson Clark, which has manufactured glass in the town for more than 260 years, receives 6,240 tonnes of metal, textiles and glass from the council every year.
Residents in Rotherham currently recycle 40 per cent of their waste.
Colin Saysell, logistics manager at Beatson Clark, said: “We’re working with the council to encourage people to recycle more, but we also need them to understand what goes into the boxes is just as important.
“Residents can help us by only putting glass bottles and jars, metal cans and lids, and textiles and footwear in the blue box.
“They should not put Pyrex or pottery in as this won’t melt in our furnaces and can even cause damage and rejected bottles, wasting both glass and energy.”