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Glass and paper recycling banks to be removed from community recycling sites

By newtown.wales

5 months ago

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Powys County Council to remove glass and paper recycling banks from community sites to 'streamline recycling services'

Powys County Council is to remove glass and paper recycling banks from community recycling sites. Recycling banks for other materials, such as cardboard or textiles, will remain at the community recycling sites.

The council say it's due to a change in how people recycle household items with glass and paper now easily recycled from home.

Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys said:

"The decision to remove these two materials from the community recycling sites was agreed by the cabinet earlier this year."

"Although initially identified as a budget saving, it is also a duplication of service, the removal therefore allows us to concentrate our stretched resources on fulfilling the weekly kerbside collections.

"We appreciate there are some regular users of the glass and paper recycling banks, but now that these items can easily be recycled each week from home, the removal of these banks from the community recycling sites shouldn't be an issue.

"If anyone is struggling to fit all their recycling into their kerbside containers, they can request additional boxes online. Of course, both glass and paper can also still be taken to any of the five Household Waste Recycling Centres across Powys."

Powys say that the removal of these banks also ensures they can no longer be abused by fly-tippers contaminating the material and used illegally by businesses.


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