Powys to remove glass and paper recycling banks from recycling centers

To streamline recycling services, glass and paper recycling banks will soon be removed from community recycling sites across the county.

When Community Recycling Sites were first introduced, they provided Powys residents with a way to recycle household items locally. However, with the weekly home recycling service now available for all properties, glass and paper can now be easily recycled at home. Recycling banks for other materials, such as cardboard or textiles, will remain at community recycling sites.

“The decision to remove these two materials from community recycling sites was approved by cabinet earlier this year.” Says Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys.

“While initially identified as a budget saving, this is also a duplication of service, so the removal allows us to focus our stretched resources on completing weekly curbside collections.

“We appreciate that there are regular users of glass and paper recycling banks, but now that these items can easily be recycled weekly from home, removing these banks from community recycling sites should no longer be an issue. a problem.

“If someone is having trouble getting all their recycling into their curbside containers, they can request additional boxes online. Of course, glass and paper can also be taken to one of Powys’ five household waste recycling centers.

Removing these banks also ensures that they can no longer be misused by dump trucks contaminating material and used illegally by businesses. Businesses in need of a recycling collection service can contact the Powys Commercial Recycling team for a free quote.