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Recycling Scheme in Hambleton Gets the Go Ahead


6:00am 27th January 2013

Householders across Hambleton will soon be able to recycle more at the kerbside.


The District Council is to increase the amount of paper products it takes at its fortnightly collections.

Members of the authority’s Cabinet met this week and agreed to release £30,500 to improve the scheme - including buying new recycling collection bags.


Currently paper is collected using small 20 litre blue plastic bags – a system that has been in operation for the last ten years, say Hambleton District Council. They add that many of the bags are now worn and are often not used by the householders.


Under the new scheme, say Hambleton District Council, 60 litre woven bags will be delivered to each home which will not only take the existing paper products but also collect greeting cards, cereal packets and white and printed card such as ready meal sleeves and tea bag boxes.


“Our residents have been asking for some time for us to increase the items we recycle and this is the first step towards that,” said Councillor Mark Robson, Portfolio holder.


“By increasing the amount we recycle we also increase the income for the council.   The scheme is going to cost £50,400 to implement but Yorwaste, our contractor for this work, is chipping in with almost £20,000.”


He says the new scheme should be operational this spring.

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