Residents Race for Black Recycling Boxes

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Residents Race for Black Recycling Boxes

Recycling boxes have never been so popular in the Cotswolds.

Demand for the boxes has soared following the introduction of Cotswold District Council’s new waste service as more and more residents try to ensure that they are recycling as much of their waste as possible.

During June alone, more than 3,000 kerbside recycling boxes were given out to residents at the Council offices in Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh and at the waste information roadshows which were held across the District.

Every household can have up to three kerbside recycling boxes, which are used for the fortnightly collection of paper, glass, cans/tins and empty aerosols. In addition, residents can now recycle card and cardboard every fortnight in reusable blue sacks.

The Council’s Waste Manager, Scott Williams, said: “Demand has been incredibly high, which shows that residents in the Cotswolds are keener to recycle than ever before.

“We have now temporarily run out of stock but are expecting another delivery towards the end of July.”

Householders can put additional recyclables out for collection in plastic bags alongside their kerbside recycling boxes.

Anyone wishing to order additional recycling boxes, blue cardboard sacks or food waste containers can do so via the Council’s website www.cotswold.gov.uk.

Posted : 01/07/2008 23:02:32

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