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Green Light for New Glass Recycling Service in Uttlesford

Post Time:Sep 14,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:251

KERBSIDE glass recycling plans have been approved by Uttlesford District Council’s cabinet.

At their meeting last Thursday, members also gave the go-ahead to replace the current brown bins with smaller kitchen caddies and to move to a four-day week for collections.

The changes, which form part of the authority’s municipal waste management strategy, are likely to be put in place next spring.

A decision on the other major change to collection procedures – introducing a subscription-based green waste collection – has been deferred until the October cabinet meeting.

The reason for this delay is to give parish councils more time to decide if they want to keep the current communal green waste skip service or pay to start the service in their area. At the moment 21 parishes have this service while 39 do not. The district council is proposing to stop funding this skip service because it plans to introduce the kerbside collection.

Cllr Susan Barker, cabinet member for environmental services, said: “The council is very grateful to all the residents and parish councils who have taken the time to contact us since we announced these proposals. The feedback has been very useful and has all been considered carefully.

“While some parish councils have already said they would be interested in paying to keep the garden waste skip services, there are others which have not yet been able to reach a decision. As the skip service is tied in with the introduction of the kerbside collection service, we have decided to defer a decision until next month.

“In the meantime I am delighted that we will be able to offer an improved recycling service in terms of glass collection and introducing the kitchen caddies. These improvements will deal with issues which are frequently raised by many residents.

“We have now had more than 1,400 residents express an interest in the kerbside garden waste service. Anyone else who wishes to do so can find the form and relevant information on our website at www.uttlesford.gov.uk.”

 

Source: www.hertsandessexobserver.co.ukAuthor: shangyi

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