Friday, 25 May 2018

Recycling banks to be removed

RECYCLING bins are set to be taken away because of illegal fly-tipping.

South Oxfordshire District Council plans to remove its mixed recycling banks across the area because of the “nuisance” and “eyesores” caused by illegal dumping.

The council, which would save £20,000 a year with the move, said fly-tipping meant much of the recycling was contaminated with non- recyclables and had to be taken to landfill.

It said the banks were no longer needed because residents could recycle all items through their wheeled bins and put any extra out in clear bags or cardboard boxes on their usual collection day.

Councillor David Dodds, cabinet member for recycling and waste, said: “It’s a shame we have to consider this course of action — fly- tipping and misuse by a minority undoes the good work of most of our residents.”

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