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News round-up 03/11

Council to end recycling banks; WEEE social media campaign launched; KBT partners with Remarkable; Builder fined for 80m fly-tip

Council to end recycling banks

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is to remove all of its recycling banks, citing declining use and higher costs.

In 2007 the council expanded its kerbside collection scheme to all households and material collected from recycling sites has slumped from 1,430 tonnes to just 400 tonnes in 2014-15. 

Officers have written to relevant landowners, put signs on the banks, and are working with contractors and the street cleaning team on removal of the banks and a clear-up of the sites. Residents have been told that bags left at the former sites in future will be treated as fly tipping.

Press release

WEEE social media campaign launched

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to recycle their old electrical goods to support a local charity and help boost recycling in the county.

Staffordshire County Council, along with FCC Environment, have launched the ‘Adopt an Appliance’ campaign, which hopes to encourage people to donate their old unused, unwanted and broken electrical goods to their local household waste recycling centre (HWRC).

Items brought to any of the county’s HWRCs that can be reused will be sent to the Katharine House Hospice re-use shop at the Cannock HWRC where the items would be tested and then sold on to the public.

Press release

KBT partners with Remarkable

Keep Britain Tidy has announced its partnership with eco recycling brand Remarkable.

This partnership will provide Keep Britain Tidy and Remarkable branded stationery for sale via an e-commerce site. Income from sales placed via Remarkable will be donated to Keep Britain Tidy.

Products include bio-degradable ball point pens, recycled newspaper eco pencils and recycled card notebooks for office and home use.

Press release

Builder fined for 80m fly-tip

A builder has been fined more than £650 after an 80 metre-long fly tip was found strewn across a common in south London.

As reported by MRW, debris, rubble and bags of rubbish belonging to builder Leonard Panxhy were found dumped on Tooting Common near Furzedown Road on 3 June.

Evening Standard

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