Posted by: braddenvillage | April 19, 2012

Changes to Recycling – SNC

From: Amy Hackett
Sent: 17 April 2012 17:15

Subject: Press release: Big recycling changes on the horizon

Big recycling changes on the horizon

Plans for a completely revamped refuse and recycling service were approved at (10 April) meeting of South Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet.

The move will see the introduction of a new wheeled bin for recycling which will see an increase in capacity for residents to recycle even more plastics, glass, paper and cans, as well as being able to recycle new materials such as Tetrapak cartons and household batteries.

Councillor Dermot Bambridge, portfolio holder for environment and waste management said: “About half of our collection fleet is due for renewal next year so we felt this was the perfect time to improve things.

“Residents in this district recycle a huge amount of their waste – around half – but we know even more can be done.

“Landfill tax is extremely expensive and the price is only heading in one direction.

SNC has recently made changes to the way in which cardboard is recycled and would like to thank residents for making the switch.  This was only a temporary measure and the first stage towards the improvements, which will not only overcome some of the short term problems for residents but will also be more cost effective in the long run.

The Council Cabinet also considered the introduction of separate weekly food waste collections and will shortly be launching a consultation about the future of recycling services; more information about this will be available soon.

“We anticipate savings in the region of £200,000 per year thanks to this new scheme,” said Councillor Ian McCord, portfolio holder for resources.

“This money will help us weather the current economic storm and continue to provide excellent services the residents in south Northamptonshire have come to expect.”

The exact details for the new recycling system are currently being determined and people will be given lots of notice and information on the changes.  The new service will need to be practical for residents and the Council will work with all households to make sure that they can accommodate the new system.

Amy Hackett

Communications Assistant

South Northamptonshire Council

01327 322312

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