Kerbside recycling to be extended in Potters Bar

RESIDENTS in Potters Bar will be able to recycle glass and a wider range of plastics at the kerbside from this autumn.

The news emerged following a meeting of Hertsmere Borough Council’s executive in Borehamwood on Wednesday evening.

Cllr Jean Heywood, environment portfolio holder, said: “We are thrilled to be rolling out glass collections this autumn, when we will also be able to accept a greater range of plastics.

“This is something that residents have asked for so I’m sure they will welcome the news as well. “Hertsmere’s recycling rate is around 40 per cent thanks to their efforts and glass collections will help us build on this and recycle even more waste.

She added: “Recycling has many benefits – it reduces the amount of rubbish sent to landfill which is really important as sites are rapidly running out of space and it also saves energy and lessens our impact on the planet’s limited resources.

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“We will let residents know the new arrangements nearer the time.”

News of the move has been welcomed by residents.

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Tim Field, of Manor Road, said he thought recycling glass was “the way to go”.

Pat Rowatt, of The Mount, said: “I am all for it.”

And Janet Southwell, of Field View Road, described recycling glass as “important”.

She said: ”I think they [the council] should take glass away otherwise it just goes into the normal rubbish.”

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