Council withdraws mini recycling centres

Following ongoing anti social behaviour, Dudley Council has taken the decision to withdraw mini recycling centres around the borough.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environmental services, said:

“Recycling bring banks were introduced in Dudley approximately 15 years ago as residents at that time had no other facility available to them to recycle.  We now have a robust fortnightly kerbside recycling service available to households across the borough for glass, plastic, cans, paper and cardboard, making these bins surplus to requirement.

“The decision to close and remove the remaining sites was agreed by the Council on 26 April.  Over recent years we have experienced significant fly tipping at these recycling centres. As a result, a number of private landowners and commercial premises requested we remove the banks from their land due to ongoing fly tipping issues and it was also found that people where breaking open the banks to remove clothing, etc, leaving debris strewn across car parks.

“Residents may not be aware they are not limited to one of each of the bags and boxes for their fortnightly recycling needs – they can request more, free of charge, by contacting Dudley Council Plus on 0300 5552345.  There are also additional recycling facilities (including textiles and cartons) at the Household Waste Recycling site in Stourbridge.”

Access to the Stourbridge site is restricted to Dudley borough residents disposing of household waste and recycling only.

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