Rainhill Village Life - Supported by your Labour Councillors

Friday, May 02, 2008


Following our successful petitioning, plastic recycling should now be in place in the whole of Rainhill Village, indeed the whole of the St Helens Borough. We know that there were initial problems with temporary containers / storage bags being blown away, etc., but we need your input as to how we can further improve the PLASTIC RECYCLING.

All your comments and suggestions will be much appreciated.

7 comment(s):

  • I'm really pleased that all the lobbying paid off and that the plastic bottle recycling scheme has been extended to the whole borough. It would be great if it could be extended to also include other types of plastic, like yoghurt pots, plastic bags etc.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:11 pm  

  • recycling plastic bottles only is a half measure. It accounts for a small fraction of my plastic waste. Until food packaging can also be included, its a token gesture.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:16 pm  

  • As said, a token start. I have just binned about 3 dozen plastic containers which were supplied with mail order plants. Plastic marked as recyclable, but not being bottle shaped are apparently unacceptable. Must try harder. 3/10

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:37 pm  

  • The thing I don't understand is the leaflet that came with the bags says that the machine can only accept bottle shapes. It also says to crush the bottles. Well I've crushed a few and they are not very bottle shaped now. How does that work?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:49 pm  

  • fine when they're actually collected on the correct day.
    None been collected this week and everyone's bags are out on the streets. They are now unsightly and fast becoming both a health risk and a hazard which could lead to several law suits should an accident occur. If they're not being colected for any reason then residents should be informed, but then it seems that this is standard practice these days, treating the ordinary English public as mushrooms!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:09 pm  

  • Regarding the failures to collect plastic waste. I also was a victim of non collection and so contacted the Portfolio holder, Cllr Carole Kavanagh, to seek out an explaination. She indicated that due to the official 2 day stoppage of Unison members, there was a backlog of work. The guys who should have been collecting the plastics were directed to empty brown and green bin waste first due to health and safety issues. Some crews did do a mop-up run a few days later but most plastic waste was back in storage by then.
    Your comment regarding being informed is a valid one (nobody told me either) and the council get a "could do better" from me as well.

    By Blogger Cllr. Steve Glover, at 4:27 pm  

  • The plastic collection should include yogurt pots and plastic tubs as plastic bottles only account for a small amount of my plastic waste.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:54 pm  

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