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30 recycling facilities to be built by a Surrey council

More than 30 recycling facilities are to be built by a Surrey council during the next three years to divert the amount of waste going to landfill. Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is to spend £30,000 on installing recycling bring sites to make it easier for residents to recycle. Highest priority will be given to areas which do not have a bring site, such as Kingswood and Ironsbottom. The aim is to increase household waste recycling from 34% to 40% by 2009. Executive council member for environment Julian Ellacott said: Increasing recycling is a key priority for the council. Our existing bring sites are very well used and as residents recycle more and more, we are emptying our recycling banks more frequently. We are asking residents to do their bit by squashing plastic bottles and flattening cardboard boxes so we can fit as much as possible into each bin. In the past year, recycling rates reached 34% but we still need to go further. It is vital that everyone makes the effort to recycle and reuse as much as possible to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill. Bins with separate sections for different types of litter are also to be introduced in town centres as part of the councils Love where you live campaign. Picture: Plastics bank with Millie milk bottle

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