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Spice Girl gets her own Black Box

Former Spice Girl Mel C now has a Black Box for recycling thanks to Monmouthshire Community Recycling’s (MCR) latest expansion.

Former Spice Girl Mel C and her Black Box

This year has been the Black Box scheme’s third and most successful year, with final figures revealing that just over 3,000 tonnes of waste was collected for recycling between April 2005 and March 2006. A huge increase from the 900 tonnes collected in the scheme’s first year.

MCR, in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council, now offers weekly collections of paper, glass, cans, foil and textiles to over 28,000 households. Since April 2005 it has rolled its recycling service out from its base in the Severnside area to Monmouth, Abergavenny, Raglan, and large parts of central Monmouthshire, with the latest expansion bringing black boxes the full length of the Wye Valley.

MCR general manager David Roman said: “This is easily our best year yet. It’s not just a huge quantity of so-called waste that we’ve kept out of landfill, we’ve also provided a very popular service to more Monmouthshire residents than ever. We’ve got an experienced and hardworking team here, and we’re ready to build on our success with an even better performance in the year ahead.”

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