Sunday, 9 March 2014

Newspaper and magazine recycling banks to go from Palmer Park and across Reading #rdguk

The Council has announced that it is going to remove the newspaper and recycling banks from Palmer Park. With the doorstep recycling of paper, I haven't used these for ages. What do people think?

See below for the email from the Council and list of banks to go:

"Attached is a list of Newspaper and Magazine Recycling Banks (known as PAMS) within Reading. These banks were originally installed to allow residents to recycle their newspapers and magazines before the implementation of the kerbside recycling collection scheme in 2001. As a result of the success of this ‘front door’ recycling, the volume of paper being placed in the recycling banks has been steadily reducing.

As the quantity of household newspaper waste in the banks is now minimal and the quality poor, the banks are no longer providing a useful service and the Council has decided to remove them. This will begin on 10 March and is expected to be completed by the end of the month. It is stressed that this is a service change as a result of the success of kerbside recycling and we expect the quantity of paper being recycled across the borough to remain at current levels.  Signage will be placed at the sites before removal and the Environmental Liaison team will monitor the sites frequently to investigate any fly tipping incidents that may occur until residents become aware of the closures.


Palmer Park, Wokingham Rd

Homebase, Forbury Road

Mount St, Whitley Street

Academy Sport Centre (Sth Reading Leisure Centre)

Waterloo Meadows Children's Centre, Elgar Rd North

Coronation Square, Southcote La

Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Ave

The Milestone Centre, Milestone Way

Hills Meadow, George Street

Co-op Recreation Road Car Park, Recreation Road

Whitley Wood Recreation Ground, Basingstoke Rd

Tilehurst Station, Oxford Rd

Tesco Kings Meadow, Napier Road

Waitrose, Tilehust

Meadway School, The Meadway

Asda Meadway Precinct, Honey End La

Blagdon Rd

No comments: