Plastic recycling scheme is binned
Resident has no green option for disposal as council defends its policy
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.”
Ann Allen who is concerned at the suspension of the plastic recycling service in Ashford