Complaints flooding in over glass bin cutback
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“However, the efforts over the glass collection is ultimately a real non-story.
“The council has always been clear that the blue box was only temporary and will be phased out completely in due course as it becomes increasingly possible within the waste processing industry to have glass included in another existing bin.
“A neighbouring council has just moved to a similar system to us, where this has in fact been possible from the very outset.
“The system we now have assists the public to better separate and present materials at source to help divert as much as possible from landfill easily for the public and cost-effectively for the council.
“It’s fair to say that with a valued public service such as this and which is provided to every household you can never keep everyone happy.
“However I have always stressed how vital the actions of the public, our hard-working waste staff and trade unions have been in implementing these changes for the benefit of all.”