New collections boost recycling

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NEW household recycling collections have proved a ‘huge success’ in north east Derbyshire - but have led to an 80 per cent drop in the use of plastic recycling banks, which are now being removed.

North East Derbyshire District Council is to remove the plastic banks from 17 sites across the district at the end of the month.

The move follows a dramatic drop in the use of the banks since the launch of the council’s new kerbside collection scheme, which means residents can now recycle plastic bottles using burgundy wheelie bins.

Coun Nick Foster, cabinet member for environment, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the success of the new burgundy recycling bins.

“This new service has doubled recycling rates but seen use of plastic banks fall.”