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Review of council's recycling bring sites

Craven District Council is to undertake a review of the recycling 'bring sites' across the district.

recycling bring site

Members of the Policy Committee agreed the review at a meeting on March 1.

Currently there are 24 'bring sites' across the district on council or parish-owned land, and another 94 sites on campsites, schools or trade premises.

Bring sites were introduced in the 1970s as a solution to recycling, at a time when residents did not have access to kerbside recycling.

Paul Florentine, Craven District Council's Waste Manager, said: "The need for bring sites has diminished since the introduction of alternate weekly collections in February 2010, giving all Craven residents direct access to a doorstep recycling service.

"There is also evidence that bring sites are being used by businesses who should be paying for the collection of recycling materials. We are also facing significant charges for recycling commercial cardboard from the beginning of April."

Changes to recyclates contracts mean that from April 1, 2016, instead of receiving £20 per tonne for recycling cardboard, the council will have to pay around £35 per tonne.

Consultation will now take place with all council members, parish councils and owners of the private land where bring sites are currently located. This consultation will also be available to all residents on the council's website from April 1.