Banking on increased recycling levels
21 May 2013, News release from UK Container Maintenance Ltd
New refurbished recycling banks were installed today at Cotmandene Crescent car park as part of a borough wide makeover.
Located at 43 sites across the borough, recycling banks complement the door to door recycling scheme. Last year, over 2500 tonnes of recyclables were collected through the recycling bank network. The much-needed refurbishment initiative will encourage additional use and will help residents recycle even more, helping to reduce the amount paid in landfill tax.
"Thanks to our enthusiastic residents Bromley already recycles around half of its waste and the newly refurbished banks offer a further recycling option to boost that number higher. If I could please urge people to be reminded that the Council continues to regularly monitor these sites, including at Cotmandene by way of the adjacent and recently installed new CCTV camera and will not hesitate to prosecute anyone who can be identified using the presence of the banks as an pretext to dump unwanted items" said Councillor Colin Smith, Executive Councillor
Ben Clarke, Head of Refurbishment at UK Container Maintenance said, "Quite simply, our company is able to re-furbish at a third of the price of 'buying new'. We are a British company and with refurbishment taking place in UK, we have found that we are able to compete both on price but, also, crucially to Bromley, on quality too".
Nic Allan, Veolia's Senior Contract Manager in Bromley, said: "It has taken a lot of hard work and effort between ourselves, Bromley Council and UK Containers but we are extremely proud of the outcome in reinvigorating arguably the most extensive on-street recycling network in London here in the borough of Bromley. We hope that residents continue to make excellent use of these facilities to help towards keeping Bromley London's greenest borough."
Last year, over 660 tonnes of glass was collected from the bottle banks, which was recycled. Over 1550 tonnes of paper was collected and around 60 tonnes of tin cans or plastics was also collected.
At the recycling bank sites, users can generally recycle glass in a variety of colours, paper and card, along with tin cans and plastics. Users are advised to look carefully at the range of items that can be recycled before using the banks. At some sites, small electrical items and textiles or clothing can also be left. A full list of locations is available online at www.bromley.gov.uk/wastenews
For further information please email UK Container Maintenance Ltd