New Recycling Bins Introduced

New Recycling Bins Introduced

News: 15.02.23

In our response to the climate emergency, published in 2021, two of our stated aims are to 'Review and recommend how we can reduce the environmental impact of our premises and operations' and 'Minimise the level of waste going to landfill or incineration and increase the availability of bins for recyclable waste in the Parish'.

We are therefore very pleased to have introduced new indoor waste and recycling bins at Swallowfield Parish Hall, Riseley Village Tea Room and Riseley Tennis Club. These mean that users and club members can now separate their mixed recyclables from general waste. Items that can now be placed in the new recycling bins include paper and cardboard, drinks cans and plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays.

New bins for outdoor use will be also be coming soon in Swallowfield and Riseley. Please note that Wokingham Borough Council is responsible for the King George V Playing Field in Farley Hill.

Please use all bins as labelled and note that the above arrangements are not for residential or commercial waste disposal. Fly-tipping is an offence and any offenders may face a fine or prosecution.

Effective from 1 December 2022, and following a recent tender, we appointed a single waste provider to handle the Parish Council's general waste, mixed recyclables, cardboard and dog waste. This provides both a more comprehensive and cost-effective approach going forward.

For further information on how to recycle in our local area, please see Wokingham Borough Council’s website, the re3cyclopedia website and app and the local Terracycle collection scheme, raising funds for good causes, run by Alison Chaney.

Cllr David Lamont, Vice-Chair, Communications Lead and Environment Lead

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