Plastic bottle banks to be scrapped

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COTSWOLD District Council is withdrawing all plastic bottle recycling banks after the successful introduction of a kerbside collection.

The mixed rigid plastic recycling service, which was introduced in October, will replace the plastic bottle banks which are all going to be withdrawn by the end of January.

Councillor David Fowles said: “Residents have welcomed the introduction of fortnightly kerbside plastic collections and have been very keen to use this service since its introduction. This has meant that the amount of plastic bottles deposited in recycling banks has declined drastically, and, as planned, we no longer feel that we can justify spending £100,000 of taxpayers’ money each year to provide them.

“But we will still continue to provide a range of recycling banks for items such as paper, cans, glass, cardboard and textiles.”

For details of recycling banks in the district, visit cotswold.gov.uk or call the hotline on 01285 623123.

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