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Bexley residents living above shops offered home recycling service

PUBLISHED: 14:04 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:54 22 March 2013

Nearly everyone living in Bexley is now being offered a recycling service from their home after the launch of a scheme which will see around 1,400 residents who live above shops and difficult-to-access properties benefit.

They are now being offered a recycling collection service.

The residents have been provided with rolls of clear sacks which they can use to recycle paper, card, plastic bottles, cans, foil, glass bottles and jars.

The sacks are collected on the same day as refuse collections and are taken to a local recycling facility where the materials are separated for recycling.

Cllr Gareth Bacon said: “I am delighted that we have now got nearly everyone in the borough on board and able to recycle at home.

“It has been a difficult logistical task - but one that I am certain will reap benefits for all residents in the borough.

“We anticipate that by extending the recycling service to those people living in flats above shops, we will eventually save another three tonnes of waste going to disposal each week.”

There are now just 230 households in the borough without a home recycling service.

For more information visit bexley.gov.uk/recyclingaboveshops.

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