Thornbury will soon get a new recycling service
By steve_truckle | Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 09:54
NEW recycling services in South Gloucestershire havs been given the go ahead.
The authority's cabinet has approved changes to its contract with SITA, which will lead to the collection of plastic bottles and food waste from customers homes in the area.
Cllr Heather Goddard, cabinet member for Communities, said: "We have given the green light to the biggest expansion of recycling services in South Gloucestershire in a decade, which will break through the 50 per cent recycling target that we have set as a minimum so our performance remains ahead of many other councils”
She continued by saying "Importantly, the rolling out of weekly food waste and fortnightly plastic bottle collections to all households can be funded from within the council's existing waste management budget as part of a revised contract and so - unlike Liberal Democrat proposals - there is no additional cost to the council tax payer”
The new services have been welcomed by other councillors at the authority who have also campaigned for plastic bottle and food waste collections.
Cllr Dave Hockey said: "Kerbside collection of plastic bottles and food waste are good for local residents, for council tax payers and for the environment - thank goodness we've finally got through to our Tory Administration."
The proposed date for the two collections to start across the district is this winter.
Is this a good idea? What do you think? I for one am all for recycling but will it soon get to the point where my garden is just full of different recycling boxes? Already I just like every other house hold in the area a green bin, black bin, recycling bag and a green box and even a bag for old batteries!