Torrington recycling up, litter down

A TRIAL of mini-recycling banks in Torrington by Torridge District Council has shown that the colour-coded on street bins have boosted recycling, while keeping litter levels down. The new on-street banks have now also been installed in Jubilee Square and

A TRIAL of mini-recycling banks in Torrington by Torridge District Council has shown that the colour-coded on street bins have boosted recycling, while keeping litter levels down.The new on-street banks have now also been installed in Jubilee Square and along Bideford Quay, on Westward Ho! promenade and in Holsworthy Square and can take paper, cans and plastic bottles for recycling. The mini-banks have been trialled in Torrington Square since last October and more than 700kgs of paper, cans and plastic bottles have been collected from them. The town's cleaning operatives have noticed a big difference since their introduction, with much less litter being dropped in the streets.Services manager Richard Haste said: "The town is definitely cleaner since the mini-recyclers were installed and because of the success of the trial, we have decided to install more in other parts of the district."Lead member for recycling, Cllr Adam Symons, said: "The trial just goes to show that if you provide people with recycling options, they will use them. Top marks to Torrington, the residents are saving money and energy through recycling and keeping their streets cleaner.


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