RE­CY­CLING TAR­GETS

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - JUNCTION 10 -

AM­BI­TIOUS plans to re­cy­cle 40 per cent of all rub­bish by 2112 were agreed when Ash­ford signed up to a Ken­twide waste agree­ment. Port­fo­lio holder Cllr Neil Bell told the ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing last week that the coun­cil was on tar­get to achieve 30 per cent by 2010. Cllr Alan All­cock sug­gested they should at­tempt to be­come the best re­cy­cling dis­trict in Kent, rather than strive to have the tight­est bud­get. Cllr Bell said: “We are the most rural bor­ough in the county, so the cost of trans­port­ing waste col­lec­tion is far higher than ur­ban ar­eas.” Coun­cil leader Cllr Paul Clokie said that high­est re­cy­cling rates were achieved in au­thor­i­ties with wheelie bins and fort­nightly col­lec­tions but they were ex­pen­sive to set up.

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