Plas­tic re­cy­cling scheme is binned

Res­i­dent has no green op­tion for dis­posal as coun­cil de­fends its pol­icy

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION - by Kirsty Parkin

PLAS­TIC will no longer be col­lected for re­cy­cling in Ash­ford.

Peo­ple had been able to take their plas­tic pack­ag­ing, bot­tles and bags to the re­cy­cling site off Brunswick Road, on the Cobbs Wood In­dus­trial Es­tate.

But from Satur­day the site will no longer be tak­ing plas­tic.

Kent County Coun­cil says costs have be­come too high and that in most parts of Kent, plas­tic is now part of doorstep col­lec­tions.

Ash­ford is one of the few ar­eas which does not col­lect plas­tic as part of its blue box scheme.

Ann Allen, 62, of Lakemead, Singleton, has been us­ing the Brunswick Road site for nine years.

“I am very an­gry about this,” said Mrs Allen.

“Plas­tic is the main thing which causes rub­bish be­cause ev­ery­thing is in con­tain­ers and it is so bulky.

“I started re­cy­cling when I worked in Wye and the Wye­cy­cle was set up.

“I have now been do­ing it for 10 years and re­cy­cle ev­ery­thing from pa­pers, bot­tles, cans, car­rier bags to gar­den refuge and even clothes too old for the char­ity shops.

“We will have nowhere else to take our plas­tic now.

“They say it costs too much money to shift all the plas­tic about but we will pay for it in the end if it is in a land­fill site.”

Pic­ture Dave Downey pd1175071

Ann Allen who is con­cerned at the sus­pen­sion of the plas­tic re­cy­cling ser­vice in Ash­ford

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.