Five bin recycling saves nearly £9k a month for Reigate & Banstead Council
13th September 2012
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NEARLY £9,000 of taxpayers' money was saved in the first month of the council's new recycling scheme.

The five-bin initiative was launched in parts of the borough at the end of July and collections begin in the last areas – Redhill, Merstham and Earlswood – on September 21.

The scheme went live in Horley on July 23 and Banstead and Nork from August 7, but Reigate and Banstead Borough Council announced this week it saved £8,669 in landfill tax within the first month, by avoiding sending 135.46 tonnes of food waste and mixed recycling to dumps.

Councillor Allen Kay, executive member for recycling, said: "Everything is going well. I am very, very pleased with how it's going, I expected around half the recycling we have got in the first month.

"The residents deserve a pat on the back, a few people have had a few problems but nothing that can't be sorted out."

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