WARD COMMITTEE UPDATE - RECYCLINGIronically, the main national issue today on TV and radio concerns the possible extra cost to residents who fail to recycle and load up their refuse bins. This coincides with a wide discussion last night at the ward committee where there was local support for further initiatives. Council officials are telling us that plastic recycling is expensive to maintain a new service. They are also telling us that because landfill prices are determined on weight and not bulk, plastics are not the first priority because of their very small weight to mass ratio. Another issue they say is the wide variety of types of plastic causes confusion.
SORRY - BUT THIS TORY / LIB DEM RUN COUNCIL IS NOT LISTENING
We believe this is hiding your head in the sand hoping it will go away. IT WILL NOT..!!! We know that many people in Rainhill feel strongly about recycling because we lead the borough in recycling figures. The highest in the whole of the 16 wards. Residents have approached us and demanded that plastic bottles should be recycled. We have therefore put a proposal to the council executive:-
INSTIGATE A PILOT SCHEME IN RAINHILL FOR DOOR TO DOOR PLASTIC RECYCLING
UPDATE - Invitation to a recycling forum
A Community Recycling Forum will be held in Rainhill Library on Thursday 23rd August and will provide opportunities for people to chat with the Council’s ‘green team’.
During the session, which will be held from 2-4pm, residents will have their chance to influence Council recycling policies. The recycling team will be carrying out surveys about the current service and what residents think could make it even better.
GO ALONG AND TELL THEM
"WE WANT DOOR TO DOOR PLASTIC RECYCLING...!!!"