Budleigh set to lose its public recycling skips

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 July 2018

The recycling 'skips' in Budleigh Salterton which will be scraped later this month.

The recycling 'skips' in Budleigh Salterton which will be scraped later this month.

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'Unsightly' recycling skips in Budleigh Salterton are set to be removed as part of a district-wide project.

The recycling 'skips' in Budleigh Salterton which will be scraped later this month.The recycling 'skips' in Budleigh Salterton which will be scraped later this month.

The ‘bring bank’ bins in Lime Kiln Car Park are set to be removed later this month making Budleigh the latest town in the area to have public recycling facilities permanently removed.

As of next week, visitors and residents will have to either take their rubbish to the recycling centre in Exmouth or use the kerbside service introduced last year.

The district council has urged residents to use the new service to recycle their rubbish.

Mayor councillor Tom Wright, who is also the East Devon District Council portfolio holder for the environment, said: “The improved recycling service collects all that used to be put in the ‘bring banks’.

“The removal of them from Exmouth, Sidmouth and Seaton went without problem. From the type and quantities left at these sites, we suspected businesses were using them.

“They also attracted flytipping and became unsightly.

“I do not think the removal from Lime Kiln will cause any problems for our residents. Their response to our recycling aims has been tremendous.”

A spokesperson for the district council said: “As we now collect all recyclable materials from the kerbside of our 69,000 households every week, residents can put all the materials they used to put in the recycling bring banks in to their recycling containers at home instead.

“This saves residents any future trips to the bring bank sites.

“East Devon trialled the removal of the recycling bank facilities at the Ham in Sidmouth, Seaton (Jurassic Centre car park) and Exmouth Imperial Recreation Ground a few months ago and residents were positive about this move.

“We are now withdrawing the recycling bank facilities from all bring sites in the coming weeks and months.

“Recycling banks at Lime Kiln Car park, Honiton Silver Street and Colyton Umborne Bridge will be withdrawn by mid-July.

“The remaining sites will be withdrawn by the autumn. If residents require any additional recycling containers at home, we are more than happy to provide these.”

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