Changes to recycling banks coming soon

Release date: 14 November 2016

There will soon be some changes to the provision of recycling ‘bring’ sites across Cotswold District, reducing the number of glass recycling banks while increasing recycling facilities for the recycling of textiles and ‘Tetrapak’ cartons.

Glass recycling banks will only be retained at locations which have a full range of recycling banks.

This should have a very limited effect on residents as glass is one of the items that can be recycled through the fortnightly kerbside collection service. Glass bottles and jars can be left out alongside papers, cans and tins in the kerbside recycling box, mixed plastics (plastic bottles, pots tubs and trays) in the white reusable sack and cardboard in the blue reusable sack. 

We are increasing the number of banks for textiles and cartons as it is not possible to recycle these at the kerbside. Textile recycling banks will be included at all recycling points (space permitting).  Carton (‘Tetrapak’) recycling banks will be available at three key locations across the District initially so that we can assess their effectiveness before considering additional banks as they cost the Council about £1,000 a year to operate.  

What happens next?

In the next two weeks the Council will display posters on the glass recycling banks which are scheduled for withdrawal. The actual removals will take place from the week commencing 5 December.

Once the glass banks have been taken away, the new textile and/or carton banks will be installed - for full details of locations please see the Notes below.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC Cabinet Member for Environment, believes that these changes will be welcomed:

“We have consulted Members and the affected Parishes and have received a favourable response to the proposed changes.  We believe that the increase in the number of textile and Tetrapak recycling facilities will satisfy a growing demand to recycle these products while removing the glass recycling banks should not have a major impact on our recycling totals.

“I would remind residents that most glass recyclable items can be left at the kerbside to be picked up by our regular recycling collection service.”

For further information about recycling, please visit the relevant CDC website or the Recycle for Gloucestershire website. 
ENDS

NOTES

Bring sites where glass recycling banks will be removed:

Avening* – Sunground Playground
Barrington - Inn for All Seasons Public House
Barrington – Fox Public House
Chedworth – Village Hall
Cirencester – Abbey Car Park
Cirencester – School Lane
Cirencester – Waterloo Car Park
Daylesford – Daylesford Estate
Didmarton – Village Hall
Meysey Hampton – Church Street car park
North Cerney – FHA garages
Northleach – Westwoods centre
Sapperton -  Bell Inn car park
Sherbourne – Social club car park
Temple Guiting – Village Hall
Westonbirt – Arboretum
Weston Subedge – land near Bowls Club
Withington – Mill Inn car park

Bring sites where textile recycling banks will be introduced:

Barrington – Inn for All Seasons Public House
Down Ampney – Village Hall
North Cerney – FHA garages
Sapperton – Bell Inn car park
Temple Guiting – Village Hall
Tetbury – Tesco
Weston Subedge – land near Bowls Club
Withington – Mill Inn car park

Bring sites where ‘Tetrapak’ carton recycling banks will be introduced:

Andoversford – Village Hall
Bourton-on-the-Water – Rissington Road car park
Tetbury – Tesco

Bring sites where there will be no changes:

Cirencester – Beeches car park
Fairford – Hatherop Road
Stow-on-the-Wold – Maugersbury Road car park

*All banks will be removed at the request of the Parish Council

 

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