Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Recycling bins to be emptied more often

RECYCLING bins in the Hill Road car park in Watlington will be emptied more often to discourage misuse.

RECYCLING bins in the Hill Road car park in Watlington will be emptied more often to discourage misuse.

The bins will now be emptied twice a week by South Oxfordshire District Council instead of once.

District councillor Anna Badcock told a meeting of Watlington Parish Council that members might want to consider having the bins removed altogether.

“The big question is whether you think they are worthwhile,” she said. “Everything that goes into those recycling bins can be collected from the kerbside.”

Councillor Barry Adby said: “If they weren’t there it would save us four parking spaces.”

But councillor Tim Horton said: “There are a lot of people living in first or second floor flats who can’t have waste in their kitchen area for two weeks — they need to get rid of it quite quickly.”

Councillor Ted Backhouse said: “The bins are used by all and sundry, who put all sorts of things in there, but I don’t know where people can put the stuff.”

The council’s operations committee will consider the bins’ future.

lThe district council has already removed the recycling bins from its car parks in Didcot because they were being misused and has threatened to remove the ones in King’s Road and Greys Road car parks in Henley for the same reason.

But councillor Tim Horton said: “There are a lot of people living in first or second floor flats who can’t have waste in their kitchen area for two weeks — they need to get rid of it quite quickly.”

Councillor Ted Backhouse said: “The bins are used by all and sundry, who put all sorts of things in there, but I don’t know where people can put the stuff.”

The council’s operations committee will consider the bins’ future.

lThe district council has already removed the recycling bins from its car parks in Didcot because they were being misused and has threatened to remove the ones in King’s Road and Greys Road car parks in Henley for the same reason.

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