Wokingham Borough saving on recycling


Wokingham Borough Council executive meeting in July reported that recycling in the Wokingham Borough has increased and household waste decreased in the first three months of the new household waste scheme.

From the start of April until the end of June this year, the amount of household waste sent for disposal had reduced by 21 per cent compared (equivalent to nearly 100 double-decker buses) with the same period last year and recycling had increased by 32 per cent over the same period (equivalent to almost 40 double-decker buses).

The chargeable green waste service also continues to grow with over 7,000 households opting for the brown wheeled-bins and almost 4,000 properties purchasing compostable sacks. It’s still not too late for residents to join the scheme, and pro-rata reductions are being made for those who join now. Residents should call (0118) 909 9360 to place their order.

Recyclebank has also proved very popular with over 30 per cent of households in the borough signing up for the scheme. Over the first year it is possible to collect in the region of 1300 points, with 75 points getting £5 off at Marks and Spencer when customers spend £25, or even two nights for the price of one at Classic British Hotels for 300 points. Reporting recycling is simple and residents can even set up a reminder on Recyclebank’s website, or on the two free smartphone apps.

August 10, 2012 |

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