MASSIVE RECYCLING PROJECT TO BE ROLLED OUT ACROSS CITY
A massive programme to promote recycling on the go is being launched by the Liberal Democrat-led Cambridge City Council at a cost of £800,000 over four years.
Dual purpose bins, designed to collect rubbish and recycling, will be located in streets and open spaces across the city.
It is expected Parker’s Piece will be the first big open space to get the bins following a daily litter problem in the area last summer.
Consultation is to take place on the style of bins to be provided, ensuring they are aesthetically pleasing and easy for the public to use, and on areas which have seen particular problems.
Cambridge City Council has allocated £200,000 a year for the next four years to fund the project.
Jean Swanson, Executive Councillor for Environment and Waste Services said: “This scheme would tackle some of the main problem areas in the city and allow large amounts of waste to be recycled at the same time.
“Bins will be designed to be dual purpose – collecting the litter and recycling - making the whole process much more efficient and less time consuming. We hope that these bins, which may be of several different styles, can be placed on streets and open spaces where we know there are on-going litter problems to encourage people to take responsibility for keeping these areas clean.”
CONTACT: Jean Swanson – 01223 248319
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