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Recycling opportunities stepped up

PUBLISHED: 09:15 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:10 03 July 2010

RECYCLING opportunities are being stepped up in south Yarmouth from this Monday in response to a residents' survey.

Leon De Beer, neighbourhood officer for ComeUnity, said the neighbourhood management programme for south and central Yarmouth carried out a survey which found some residents did not have space to store a recycling bin.

RECYCLING opportunities are being stepped up in south Yarmouth from this Monday in response to a residents' survey.

Leon De Beer, neighbourhood officer for ComeUnity, said the neighbourhood management programme for south and central Yarmouth carried out a survey which found some residents did not have space to store a recycling bin.

He said: “We liaised with GYB Services and the borough council to find a solution. From November 10, households in the south of the town that do not have a green wheelie bin will have clear plastic bags to put paper, cardboard, food and drink cans, plastic bottles and aerosol cans in.”

Building on the request, other residents throughout the borough will also be receiving the recycling sacks.

“The clear bags are being delivered to around 500 households who currently have sack waste collections because there is nowhere to stand wheelie bins,” explained environmental services officer Mark Smith.

“They will be receiving the bags in time for the start of the scheme, together with an explanation leaflet and a calendar giving dates of recycling collections.

Rob Gregory, neighbourhood manager explained: “The introduction of clear bags is one of a range of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of the local environment. It will also contribute towards increasing levels of recycling in the borough.”

The waste collections will be weekly as usual with the recycling fortnightly. By November 10 if anyone thinks they, or a neighbour, should have received the bags and haven't they should call 01493 846846.


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