Release Date: 10 July 2012
Eight new recycling banks are being unveiled across the district to allow residents to recycle even more of their household waste.
The new banks replace a larger number of smaller sites that existed around the district, and are all part of Stroud District Council's new waste and recycling scheme, which launched at the start of July.
Councillor Simon Pickering, executive member for environment at the council, said:
"Previously there was some confusion over what you could recycle at each of the smaller sites. You could recycle certain items at one and not at another, so people couldn't be sure what they could recycle at each location.
"These new recycling banks are all identical, so you can be sure that whichever one you go to you can recycle exactly the same items. It gives local residents the opportunity to recycle even more of their waste if they choose to do so."
The new banks offer a comprehensive range of recycling facilities for collecting books, DVDs, CDs, light bulbs, textiles and shoes. The sites also include banks for plastic packaging, cans, tins, foil and glass, as well as card, paper and cartons in case residents want to recycle larger quantities of materials on a more regular basis.
Most of the banks are located on exactly the same sites as before, however in Painswick the recycling bank has been moved from one end of the car park to the other to allow access for the large vehicles that empty the bins.
Stroud District Council is working with Painswick Parish Council to consult with local residents about the changes and gather comments and feedback. Anyone wishing to give feedback should contact the parish clerk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01452 812722.
The district council is also working with other local town and parish councils to see if they can identify any other sites where further recycling banks could be provided in the future.
Recycling sites can be found at:
Berkeley, Marybrook Street car park
Stroud, Cheapside car park
Cainscross, Stroud District Council car park
Nailsworth, The Old Market
Painswick, Stamages Lane car park
Eastcombe, Thomas Keble School
Cam, Stroud District Council car park near Tesco
Stonehouse, High Street car park