“The irresponsible use of the community recycling sites is still resulting in tonnes of recyclable material needlessly going to waste.

With regular kerbside collections for every household there is no excuse for general rubbish to be dumped into the local community recycling sites. Some residents obviously feel as though they are entitled to contaminate the recycling banks with their rubbish rather than simply putting it in their own wheeled bin or taking it to one of the Household Waste Recycling Centres.

“We are horrified at the types of rubbish we are finding in some of our community recycling sites” explains Cllr Heulwen Hulme, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling. “Some of our residents have no respect, choosing to dump their waste in these community recycling facilities.

“This type of contamination is classed as fly-tipping and not only means that our poor staff have to go through and sort the rubbish by hand, but also often results in all the material within the bank rejected by the recycling processors. This selfish behaviour of a few irresponsible people is a huge waste of everyone else’s time and effort and results in recyclable material needlessly going to waste.

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To read the full article please click here: https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/12278/Community-recycling-sites—use-them-responsibly-or-pay-the-price

Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot