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Paper recycling banks to go

The council is removing its blue collection banks for paper and cardboard, to save taxpayers' money and increase household recycling rates.

At the moment eight recycling sites have paper collection banks, run for us by a private firm. But the cost of providing them has gone up, and the income received has dropped.

As a result, we've decided to remove the blue banks from public recycling sites over the next four weeks.

Instead, borough residents are being asked to simply recycle paper and cardboard in their green-topped household wheelie bins – which is what most people do anyway.

Recycling collected from green-topped bins counts towards the borough's official recycling rate.

Cllr Graham Burgess, Chairman of the council's Community Board, said: "It's no longer a good use of public money to provide banks for paper and cardboard.

"Residents can easily recycle these materials in their wheelie bins at home.

"The more people recycle at home, the more our official recycling rate goes up, which helps us meet our targets for being a greener borough.

"We're sorry if removing these banks inconveniences some people, but I think the vast majority will understand that it makes more sense to encourage recycling at home."

See more information on what Gosport households can recycle or call us on 08000 198598.

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