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Flats in Selby and Tadcaster To Be Able To Recycle More


6:54am 7th May 2014
(Updated 6:55am 7th May 2014)

Over the next few months we'll be delivering new communal recycling bins to residents living in flats.  Residents will also be issued with four reusable recycling bags to support their recycling efforts.  The launch of the scheme means that for the first time residents living in flats will have full access to the district's recycling facilities.

Previously some residents of flats had not been able to recycle plastic waste or had limited access to other recycling services. The 25 litre reusable bags for paper & cardboard, glass, cans and plastic will allow residents to be able to separate  their waste in their flats before adding  it to the new larger communal recycling bins.

Cllr Gillian Ivey, deputy leader of Selby District Council welcomed the roll out of the scheme and said, "I'm delighted that the full range of recycling services will now be available to even more residents in the district.

"These handy bags will make it easier for residents in flats to have access to the recycling services currently available to other residents.

"We know that if residents find recycling facilities more convenient to use, more household waste is recycled which is good for all of us. But this isn't just about meeting recycling targets - it's also about making sure all of our residents have access to the full range of facilities and services, whatever type of property they live in. whether they live in a flat or a different type of property."

It's estimated that the scheme will affect around 1,000 properties. The roll out will start later this month.

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