Town centres to have 33 new recycle-on-the-go bins
“We know our communities want to play a bigger part protecting the environment and I am pleased we can now help them to recycle while they are out and about."
Mid Devon District Council is installing 33 recycle-on-the-go bins and 9 new waste bins in the three busiest Mid Devon towns – Tiverton, Cullompton and Crediton.
Cllr Colin Slade, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change, said: “We know our communities want to play a bigger part protecting the environment and I am pleased we can now help them to recycle while they are out and about. This is a great step towards improving the recycling rate in our district as well as towards our goal of becoming carbon neutral.”
The purchase and installation of the additional bins is being funded by a grant from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). To measure impacts, the Council will take the waste for recycling and once emptied will weigh and analyse the material collected.
It is important the bins are only used for recyclable materials such as drink bottles and cans, with non-recyclable waste and dog waste contaminating the contents, making it unsuitable to recycle.
Cllr Slade added: “Some of our towns and parishes are installing similar new bins and it is great to see everyone in Mid Devon is working together to help our communities recycle more.”