Plastic recycling banks in the Cotswolds to be removed
RECYCLING banks for plastic bottles in the Cotswolds are to be a thing of the past from the end of January.
Following the introduction of kerbside plastics recycling in October, Cotswold District Council has announced it will withdraw plastic bottle recycling banks by the end of January.
This is the latest stage in the takeover of responsibility for waste and recycling collections by UBICO, the company set up jointly by CDC and Cheltenham Borough Council, and is set to contribute to estimated savings to Cotswold taxpayers of £570,000.
CDC cabinet member for the environment Cllr David Fowles (Con, Hampton) said residents had welcomed the new arrangements.
“This has meant that the amount of plastic bottles deposited in recycling banks has declined drastically, and, as planned, we no longer feel that we can justify spending £100,000 of taxpayers money each year to provide them,” he said.
“However, we will still continue to provide a range of recycling banks for items such as paper, cans, glass, cardboard and textiles.”
He added a poster campaign would be launched later this month alerting residents to the changes.
For a list of recycling banks available in the Cotswolds click here or call 01285 623 123