Glass recycling scheme to start
A TRIAL scheme to collect glass bottles and jars with household recycling gets under way on Monday.
An eighth of Plymouth is now part of a pilot scheme which aims to improve the city's recycling rates by allowing bottles and jars to be collected in recycling bins or bags.
Cllr Brian Vincent, the city's Cabinet member for the environment, said: "We have tried to keep this as simple as possible. All people need to do is to put their empty, clean glass bottles and jars into their existing recycling bin or bag, which will be collected on their usual day every fortnight.
"There have been encouraging comments and enthusiasm in the city, but we need a pilot scheme first to iron out problems and operational issues before we can roll it out across the city."
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People who are part of the trial will know because over the past fortnight they have been getting letters and leaflets. You can also double-check by visiting the "find my bin collection day" section of the council's website, www.plymouth.gov.uk.
People who are not part of the scheme are being asked to continue with their efforts to recycle their glass by using the city's existing 117 bottle banks which are located in places such as supermarket car parks.
Bottles can also be taken to Chelson Meadow and Weston Mill household waste and recycling centres.