Recycling service to be increased?

Recycling bosses are looking for sites across Exmouth to build recycling banks for cardboard and other materials.

East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) waste and recycling department have asked Exmouth Town Council to suggest potential sites for several banks.

Currently EDDC’s weekly recycling collections do not include many plastics and cardboard which at present can only be processed in Exmouth at the county council’s Knowle Hill facility.

In a letter, a waste and recycling manager for EDDC wrote: “We are looking at the methods by which we can offer this service and one option is to install banks at various locations in the district which we already have, but we feel that there are other sites which parishes may wish us to consider.”

Any site would need to have enough space for the bank, approximately four metres saqured, and space of the same size in front so they can be accessed by heavy goods vehicles safely.

He adds: “It may also be possible that we can offer banks for other materials.”

The request will be debated by the new town council on June 6.