Recycle your bottles, please don’t dump them

Our emergency team is asking people to dispose of their plastic bottles by using the new recycling banks.

Unfortunately some people are leaving their empty bottles next to the bowsers, rather than disposing of them properly. With the thousands of plastic bottles being used during the water shortage, it is important to recycle the bottles, rather than leave them lying around town.

The recycling banks are situated at each of the water distribution points: B&Q, Homebase, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s (Priors Road) and North Place car park. Teams of staff are regularly empting the banks and will continue to do so as often as possible, although demand is clearly very high.

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2 Responses to “Recycle your bottles, please don’t dump them”


  1. 1 Jane 2 August 2007 at 10:42 am

    There must be plenty of people like me without cars who have found it easier to buy water nearer home than make the journey to the water distribution points. It is extremely difficult and inconvenient for us to take our empty bottles (on foot or by bus) to the water distribution points. A lot of these bottles are bound to end up in dustbins or left on the streets if no other arrangements are made to recycle them.

  2. 2 Julie 2 August 2007 at 11:49 am

    Idea No 1. What a perfect time to extend the Council Recycling collection service to the collection of plastics as well as bottles, cans and paper.

    Idea No 2. Could the council not ask a private plastic recycling company to help with the collections for free? Its a win win situation!


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