Winchester won't commit to kerbside recycling, scrutiny committee hears

Andover Advertiser: Winchester won't commit to kerbside recycling, scrutiny committee hears Winchester won't commit to kerbside recycling, scrutiny committee hears

KERBSIDE recycling of glass in Winchester is a non-starter despite being popular with the public, city councillors heard.

Rob Heathcock, assistant director, said the idea was ruled out several years ago.

He told the overview and scrutiny committee on Monday night: “We are not going to do it. It is incredibly expensive and it only adds two per cent to the recycling rate. Kerbside collections are popular but it’s not affordable at the moment.”

Cllr Therese Evans, who represents Wickham in the southern parishes, said: “It is not easy for people in the rural areas to recycle glass.”

But Mr Heathcock disagreed: “There is a very comprehensive network. I rarely get complaints from people saying they can’t get to sites. We’ve got them in pub car parks, public car parks.”

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10:27pm Tue 10 Dec 13

ascapola says...

Surely it's for elected councillors to decide what services are offered, in response to public demand; rather than for officials to make these calls.

What would happen if we all decided to put glass into our refuse bins?
Surely it's for elected councillors to decide what services are offered, in response to public demand; rather than for officials to make these calls. What would happen if we all decided to put glass into our refuse bins? ascapola

2:08pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Yves1977 says...

ascapola wrote:
Surely it's for elected councillors to decide what services are offered, in response to public demand; rather than for officials to make these calls. What would happen if we all decided to put glass into our refuse bins?
If we did that then it would just go to landfull or be incinerated, aka cutting off your nose to spite your face!
[quote][p][bold]ascapola[/bold] wrote: Surely it's for elected councillors to decide what services are offered, in response to public demand; rather than for officials to make these calls. What would happen if we all decided to put glass into our refuse bins?[/p][/quote]If we did that then it would just go to landfull or be incinerated, aka cutting off your nose to spite your face! Yves1977

5:00pm Fri 13 Dec 13

winchester resident says...

People in rural areas can buy glass (mostly from supermarkets, I'm sure). Therefore they can recycle it at supermarkets who almost invariably have bottle banks.
People in rural areas can buy glass (mostly from supermarkets, I'm sure). Therefore they can recycle it at supermarkets who almost invariably have bottle banks. winchester resident

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