Marking a decade of recycling in borough

Counc Albert Pounder helping with the reycling collection
Counc Albert Pounder helping with the reycling collection
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The tenth anniversary of recycling in Fylde is being celebrated with a series of roadshows.

Fylde’s householders are now near the top of Lancashire’s recycling league with 46 per cent of waste being recycled through bins at residential homes.

Recycling in the area started as a very small-scale initiative but now bins allow collection of paper, metal, glass, plastic, garden and food waste, and a bag for small household batteries.

The original programme started with just two separate bins for recyclable and non-recyclable waste.

Now the scheme involves four wheelie bins at most addresses.

Coun Albert Pounder, Fylde Council cabinet member for customer and operational services, said: “Fylde residents have been keen recyclers from the beginning.

“Last year’s change from boxes and bags to bins was far more successful than we could have imagined and also made things far easier for residents, who have supported the initiative so enthusiastically.”

The roadshows, which each feature a mobile display unit, graphics and council staff, will be staged, between 10am and 2pm in each case, at:

Morrison’s, Kirkham – June 17; Lytham Piazza – June 18; St Annes Square (corner of Clifton Drive South and St Annes Road West) – June 21.