OCT 00] RUGBY
BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS
Paper Recycling Scheme Expanded In Rugby
By ANTONY HOPKER
boxes are starting to appear in Rugby as a kerbside collection scheme
is expanded in the borough.
in Brownsover will be among the first of 28,000 to receive the boxes
to store their old newspaper for recycling.
scheme will be expanded over the next few months, and Rugby Borough
Council is hoping to eventually include every household.
instructions on their use will be delivered to houses along with the
they will be emptied fortnightly on the same day as the wheeled bins.
newspapers, magazines, catalogues and white telephone directories can
be put in the boxes, but card, cardboard, and Yellow Pages cannot.
without the red boxes are being reminded that they can still recycle
paper, along with textiles, glass, cans and plastics at recycling
centres across the borough.
boxes are being introduced to try and increase the amount of household
waste recycled in the town.
year only 4.5 per cent was collected, compared to a national average
of nine per cent. It is hoped that this scheme will increase the
proportion to 11 per cent.
Chris Holman, portfolio holder for Housing and Environment, said:
who wants more information should ring 01788 533328.
the door-to-door collection of newspapers and magazines is just the
first step we’re taking to prove Rugby’s commitment to recycling
and the environment.
really urge people to support the scheme as it can only be a success
with their help.”