Householders in Bourton-on-the-Water can look forward to a greener New Year thanks to the expansion of recycling facilities in the village.
Cotswold District Council has added a cardboard recycling bank to the facilities in the village’s Rissington Road Car Park where there are also containers for paper, glass, cans, plastic bottles and textiles.
During 2007, the Council has increased the number of cardboard recycling banks across the District from two to eight and the amount of household card and cardboard being recycled has increased tenfold.
Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “Cotswold District Council is committed to increasing recycling opportunities for residents, so I am delighted that we have been able to introduce this new cardboard recycling bank.
“Hopefully it will help to ensure that all the cards and cardboard packaging received by people in the Bourton area over Christmas end up being recycled rather than buried in landfill sites.
“We have seen a massive increase in the amount of cardboard being recycled in the District in 2007 and that trend should continue in 2008 when we introduce a kerbside collection as part of the District’s new waste service.”
The other cardboard recycling banks in the Cotswold District are located at the Old Station Car Park, Cirencester, the Tesco car parks in Tetbury and Kingsmeadow, Cirencester, the Council car park near the Tesco store in Stow-on-the-Wold, the Watermark site near South Cerney and the Upper Up Playing Fields, South Cerney.
To find out more about recycling services in the Cotswolds and information on your nearest recycling banks, visit www.recycleforgloucestershire.com.