SEP 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
'Bring Out Your Read' Cry In Coventry
living in the Wyken and Eastern Green areas of Coventry are to be
asked to take part in a pilot project for recycling paper.
in more than 5,000 houses will be given a special box to store
their newspapers and other wastepaper.
collections will begin in November and will take place
boxes are made of recycled cardboard and are waterproof. Coventry
is the first city in the country to try these boxes, although they
are common in Germany, which has a much stricter recycling regime.
City Council has decided to introduce the pilot project to try and
find new targets for reducing the amount of household waste that
is incinerated or buried.
new guidelines the city must double its current recycling rate of
8.2 per cent by 2003, and by 2010 it must recycle or compost 30
per cent of its waste.
pilot project is expected to generate an income of around £7,000
over six months.
is being run by Kappa Paper, which is the nearest recycling firm
to Coventry, and is the only one which reprocesses all grades of
John McNicholas, cabinet member (Environmental Services), said he
hoped the scheme would be a big hit:
know that Coventry people are very much in favour of doorstep
collections, and I want to pursue this pilot because I believe
it will help us work towards the Government’s targets on
may all have good intentions to do our bit for the environment,
but I think by making recycling as easy as possible, Coventry
people will meet us halfway and do their bit too to reduce the
amount of household waste they put into their wheeled bin.”
roads selected for the trial in Wyken are roads including and
surrounding Dorchester Way, Bridgeacre Gardens, Coombe Park Road
and Westmorland Road.
Eastern Green the collection area will cover Upper and Lower
Eastern Green Lane and Road and surrounding streets.
leaflet explaining the scheme, including collection times, what
can be collected, start dates and Christmas arrangements will be
sent to affected households shortly.