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13 New Litter Barrows

Bedford Borough Council’s commitment to recycling as much waste as possible is extending even to litter collected from this street from this week, with the introduction of new dual recycling litter barrows.

 

The13 new barrows will be able to split recyclable waste away from the normal waste stream as they have separate orange and black bin compartments for both. Their arrival will allow the Council to recycle even more of the street litter that is collected from within the town centre and around the borough.

 

The litter barrows along, with the other newly installed “Recycling on the go” town centre dual litter and recycling bins, are further example of the Council’s commitment to driving up recycling levels. This commitment, which has seen recycling rates increase year on year, is helping to protect the environment and save taxpayers’ money by diverting waste from costly landfill.

 

The Mayor, Dave Hodgson, said: “It is important that we take every opportunity to drive up recycling levels in order to protect our environment and save local taxpayers’ money, including through our litter collection.  It’s only right that as households are encouraged to recycle, the Council should be practising what it preaches, so I’m delighted we’ve now got these barrows in operation and contributing to the important task of recycling. 

 

In the meantime, of course, our zero-tolerance campaign against littering continues, and I hope that the barrows will be dealing with a decreasing amount of litter as we tackle a problem which can blight local streets.” 

 

There are over 20 dual waste and recycling bins at various locations across the borough including Bedford town centre, Brickhill shops, Church Lane shops and the Saxon Centre, in Kempston. They enable people to recycle plastic bottles, paper, cans and other items while ‘out and about’ around the borough.

 

To find out more about Bedford Borough Council’s waste and recycling services visit www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling or call Customer Services on 01234 267422.

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