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New recycling collections to start in Storth, Sandside and Hazelslack

Recycling collection vehicle
A recycling collection underway in the district
1 July 2016


New plastic and cardboard kerbside recycling collections are to start in Storth, Sandside and Hazelslack.

Residents living in these villages will be receiving their new re-useable blue bag for storing plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, as well as cans, with the blue bags being delivered on Monday, 11 July and Tuesday, 12 July.

This latest expansion of kerbside collections follows on from roll-outs of the plastic and card service in Kendal, Ulverston town, Kirkby Lonsdale, Milnthorpe, Burton-in-Kendal, Ulverston coastal villages, Arnside and most recently Heversham and Leasgill, and means approaching 50% of the district is now receiving plastic and cardboard kerbside recycling. 

For households in Storth, Sandside and Hazelslack getting their blue bags on 11/12 July an information leaflet about which container should be used for which material will also be delivered at the same time as the blue bags.

Residents can start using the new blue bag for storing plastic and cans as soon as they receive it and the blue bag will be picked up, along with the blue boxes and green waste, on the next recycling collection date on their calendars. 

When residents start using the blue bag for plastic and cans, they should use one existing box for glass only, with the other to be used for paper and card - ensuring that the card is kept separate from the paper, as this helps with the recycling process. 

The council’s website has useful guides and videos about which container to use for which recycling materials and what happens to your plastic after collection:  www.southlakeland.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling

This is the latest phaseof an expansion of kerbside collections that will eventually take in the whole district by the end of March 2017.

To support the roll out of the service a new fleet of smaller recycling vehicles has been ordered, which will allow the service to be provided to the more remote areas and where access is restricted, while the main tourism areas in the Lakes will be included after the busy summer tourism period. 

All collection rounds have recently been reviewed and changes made to ensure that collections are operating as efficiently as possible

It means the more efficient rounds now also have the capacity to collect plastic and cardboard from the kerbside across the whole district within existing resources –  allowing the council to deliver an improved service without extra cost to the taxpayer. 

For more information about plastic and cardboard collections see: http://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/plastic-and-cardboard-collections/ 

Follow SLDC on Twitter  - @SouthLakelandDC – or ‘like’ the council’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southlakelanddistrictcouncil, for the latest updates, information and reminders about the collection changes. 

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For more information, please contact the SLDC Communications Team on 01539 793300.

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