Newly named lor­ries have got a lotta bot­tle …

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

GLASSES were raised to two new wit­tily named ve­hi­cles – and then the re­cep­ta­cles were promptly re­cy­cled.

On Mon­day, Jar Jar Clinks and Kate Binslet were pressed into ser­vice by re3, the waste re­cy­cling con­trac­tor for Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough, Brack­nell For­est and Read­ing Bor­ough coun­cils.

And Wok­ing­ham-man Nathan Long was the one to give Jar Jar Clinks his name.

re3 said that each week, the carts will empty around 150 bot­tle banks, reg­u­larly col­lect­ing around 30 tonnes of glass bot­tles and jars ev­ery day.

Cllr Nor­man Jor­gensen, Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough Coun­cil’s Ex­ec­u­tive Mem­ber for En­vi­ron­ment, said: “We want to urge res­i­dents not to place any glass in the home re­cy­cling boxes or bins col­lected by the coun­cils as this can cause sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to our re­cy­cling fa­cil­ity.

“We hope that freshly named glass ve­hi­cles will be treated as a lit­tle re­minder to en­cour­age every­one to check where their near­est bot­tle bank is so more and more res­i­dents can get into habits of re­cy­cling glass bot­tles and jars.”

Brack­nell For­est coun­cil­lor Dorothy Hayes with Tile­hurst’s Chris Bowry cel­e­brate the launch of Kate Binslet andJar Jar Banks, two new glass col­lect­ing lor­ries that will serve Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough, Brack­nell For­est and Read­ing Bor­ough coun­cils

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