Kerbside recycle service extended for Torridge residents

All Torridge residents will be able to leave cardboard for collection from April 1.

All Torridge residents will be able to leave cardboard for collection from April 1. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Council will now collect cardboard – and electrical items – from all households in the district.

TORRIDGE District Council is extending a cardboard recycling collection service to all households in the district.

From April 1, all Torridge residents – and not just those with green wheelie bins – will be able to recycle their cardboard using brown bags.

They can also leave small electrical items such as kettles and toasters for collection as part of their weekly green box and bag service run by South Molton Recycle.

The council’s lead member for waste and recycling, Councillor Chris Leather, said: ‘This is really good news and a great opportunity for the council and local residents to improve our recycling rates even further.

“It will mean a slight change in the way people recycle but the long term results will be well worth it.

“Cardboard must be put in the brown bags from April – not the green wheelie bins – and put out with the green box and bag.”

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Deputy leader Cllr Roger Johnson, said recycling rates in Torridge had increased from 35 per cent in 2008 to 44 per cent in 2012.

“With the introduction of South Molton Recycle’s new fleet vehicles that can handle electrical goods, along with the cardboard collection service, that figure will keep on rising now,” he said.

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