MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Recycling Scheme To Be Expanded
Coventry residents have saved nearly 2,000 trees since a paper
recycling scheme started, and the experiment has proved so
successful it is to be extended.
pilot scheme, which is currently being run in the Wyken and
Eastern Green areas of the city has seen piles of paper being left
boxes have been given to 4,000 householders as part of a pilot
projects to make recycling easier.
the scheme is a success, other doorstep collection schemes could
be developed to help Coventry City Council meet tough new
recycling targets set by the government.
1,100 houses are now being taken into the scheme in the
Alderminster Road/Unicorn Lane area of Eastern Green, from Monday,
and Skipworth Road area in Binley from 19 March.
John McNicholas, cabinet member (Environmental Services), said:
have joined in the scheme with so much enthusiasm that their
boxes have been piled high with a great assortment of paper and
the first three months of the project householders recycled an
incredible 98 tonnes – that’s equivalent to saving just
under 2,00 trees!
to these residents we can continue to expand this pilot scheme
which is great news for our environment.
formal review to decide whether to expand the scheme further will
be held by Cllr McNicholas in April.
are given a waterproof box made out of recycled cardboard to keep
items such as waste
paper, cardboard, cereal boxes, toilet rolls and junk mail, and it
is emptied every fortnight.