New Recycling Banks For Two Cotswold Villages

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New Recycling Banks For Two Cotswold Villages

New recycling facilities have been introduced in two Cotswold villages.

A large recycling bank for all types of plastic bottles has been installed at Birdlip, just past the village primary school on Roman Road.

Meanwhile, at South Cerney, a container for Tetra Pak type drinks cartons has been added to the recycling facilities at the Upper Up Playing Field car park.

However, the paper, glass and can recycling banks at the railway station car park in Kemble have been removed on the instructions of the landowner, First Great Western. Efforts are now being made to find a suitable alternative site for the containers.

Cotswold District Council Waste Manager Scott Williams said: “We want to give residents as many opportunities as possible to recycle their waste and hope these new facilities will be well used by the residents of Birdlip and South Cerney.

“It is disappointing that the recycling banks at Kemble have had to be removed from the station car park but we will work with the local community to try to find an alternative site.”

Residents throughout the Cotswold District are urged to use facilities responsibly by ensuring that the correct materials are put in the recycling banks and that no waste or recyclables are left outside or on top of containers.

If recycling banks is completely full, residents can report it to the Council on 01285 623123 so that arrangements can be made for them to be emptied.

Mr Williams added: “Ninety-nine per cent of those residents who use the recycling banks are doing a great job but there are a few people who abuse the facilities.

“There have been cases of rubbish being dumped next to facilities and people putting the wrong materials in the banks. We would urge this small minority to stop acting selfishly and think more about the environment.”

Posted : 30/09/2008 20:53:09

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