Thursday, 13 December 2012

Recycling litter bin plan axed

RECYCLING bins will not be installed throughout borough streets after a “disappointing” second trial.

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Two bins were removed from Costa coffee in Mell Square and outside McDonald’s in the High Street in March after collecting just 30kg in six months.

Now a second Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council trial – outside M&S and Iceland on the Stratford Road – has collected 138kg.

A borough wide schemes of 30 bins would have included two in Knowle and one in Dorridge.

But a council report says: “That the scheme is not extended as the cost of implementing a borough wide scheme would be at a significant cost and would have a minimal impact on recycling performance as the bins are being used predominantly as litter bins and not recycling units.”

A borough-wide scheme would collect an estimated four tonnes a year but cost £20,250 to install and £8,200 to maintain a year, it said.

The council provides recycling bins for events and these proved popular, it added.

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  1. Guess they weren't able to anticipate this. A survey should've been done first to check if garbage is enormous in those parts before installing to save on costs.
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