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Recycling rebellion: Petition passes 1,100

Created on 10/07/2016 @ 19:12
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Welshpool residents are waiting with bated breath today (Monday) to see if their recycling will be taken in full, or whether they will face the same problems as last week when a huge number were left uncollected.

Problems have arisen from the new guidelines from Powys County Council who will no longer collect certain plastics, stating that they have become too expensive to recycle.

The changes have caught householders by surprise and many found out the hard way last week when their red boxes were not touched. A note was left explaining why.

But it has caused outrage, and up the road in Newtown one angry resident has launched a petition which has collected nearly 1,200 signatures already.

Vanessa Price launched the online petition calling on PCC to empty all recycling boxes and to not send plastic to landfill.

“PCC have changed the types of plastics they accept in our red boxes. This means that many are finding their whole box of plastic recyclables are being left at kerbside,” said Vanessa.

“With a three weekly collection it puts extra stress on household waste management. Due to many complaints I have started a petition to PCC to ask them to look again at their policies.”

She added: “Many people have been complaining that their red boxes have been left untouched when there may be only one wrong plastic in it. I am fed up with bringing my red boxes back in full and trying to work out what I did wrong, sometimes nothing.”

The petition can be found here:

Powys County Council have promised to respond to householders concerns and we will carry that in full once received.


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