More flats in Potters Bar get recycling bins

COMMUNAL recycling bins have been installed in two more blocks of flats in Potters Bar. Residents living at Parkside, in the High Street, have been given bins for recycling plastic bottles and cans by Hertsmere Borough Council. This follows

COMMUNAL recycling bins have been installed in two more blocks of flats in Potters Bar.

Residents living at Parkside, in the High Street, have been given bins for recycling plastic bottles and cans by Hertsmere Borough Council.

This follows the roll out of improved recycling facilities at other blocks across the town, including in Shillitoe Avenue, Kimptons Mead and Kimptons Close.

Under the new system, paper is collected one week while plastic bottles and cans will be collected the next week and so on.


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Cllr Jean Heywood, environment portfolio holder, said: "Our recycling officer has been working with Parkside Residents' Association to install additional recycling bins for the two blocks of flats.

"They already have a bin for paper and have now been given special blue bags to help carry their recycling to the bins."

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She added: "Hertsmere is currently recycling at a rate of around 40 per cent which is really great news and the roll out of facilities at flats will help us build on this and divert even more waste from landfill.

"We will continue to work with local housing associations, management organisations and residents to install facilities at other flats in Potters Bar and across the borough.

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