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
Meadway School, The Meadway
Asda Meadway Precinct, Honey End La