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Businesses blast recycling threat

Created on 18/10/2016 @ 07:25
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Businesses in Welshpool have united to send a clear message to Powys County Council to keep their hands off the town’s recycling centre (pictured).

With problems increasing through fly tipping since the council reduced its collections, the town’s Business Forum has issued a clear statement following a meeting last night.

Cash strapped Powys County Council is considering closing several recycling centres across the county under measures to balance their books.

The group said that it will lead to more fly tipping and dirty streets, highlighting the problem caused by overloaded bins attracting rats in Berriew Street Car Park this summer.

The Chair of the Forum Cllr Stephen Kaye said: “We need to urge government to look at packaging at source so that we do not have the difficulty of using landfill for so much.

“Any idea of reducing re-cycling is going backwards. Powys claims to be a leader in re-cycling, not sure that the proposals to reduce re-cycling sites sits comfortably with that.”

The Business Forum is to ask both Welsh Government and Powys County Council for a copy of their re-cycling policy so that a full discussion can take place on the documents when they are received.


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