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Glass recycling site returns in Southwell

Posted onPosted on 11th Dec

A purpose-built glass recycling site has been installed at the Co-op, Southwell, in time for the festive period following the removal of the previous banks.

The recycling station is fenced off with sound deadening fencing to help minimise noise, with emptying times also being changed from early mornings to keep disruption for concerned local residents at a minimum.

In addition, to reduce the amount of general waste which typically accumulates around bottle bank facilities, a new general waste bin has also been added for residents wishing to dispose of non-recyclable bags and packaging.

Coun Roger Jackson, chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Leisure and Environment Committee, said: “We are committed to making Newark and Sherwood a cleaner and greener district and I am pleased that residents are as keen to recycle as much as we are.

“Recycling glass is always going to be a noisy issue and as many residents are spending more time at home, we understood that it was important to put measures in place to reduce noise and we’re very pleased they’ve been reinstated in a less intrusive place for local residents.

“We are also actively looking for new locations for bottle bank sites and encourage people to get in touch with suggestions of new areas. Finally, we would appreciate that anyone using the facility follows the guidance on the signage displayed and refrain from using the site between 8pm – 8am daily.”