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Fly-tippers cause Tesco to close recycling site

Created on 30/03/2017 @ 12:00
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A Welshpool supermarket is removing its community recycling bins after fly-tippers abused the site.

Tesco has asked Powys County Council to remove the recycling containers for paper, glass, textiles and cardboard after months of fly tipping at the supermarket.

Offenders have ignored “no fly-tipping signs” and written warnings from the council and continued to abuse the facility. Now the superstore bosses have said “enough is enough.”

Nigel Brinn, Head of Highways, Transport and Recycling, said: “We will be removing the community recycling site located at Tesco in Welshpool following a request to do so by the store.

“The site is on land owned by Tesco and they have requested that the banks are removed because they have attracted a large amount of fly-tipping over recent months. It is unfortunate that the banks will be removed because of the actions of a small number of individuals.

“Households are able to recycle their glass, paper and card using their recycling boxes and they can take bulky cardboard to their local household waste and recycling centre on Severn Road.

“If any householder is struggling to reduce the amount of waste they put in their black wheeled bin, they can contact our waste awareness team who will be able to provide advice on how they can recycle more of their waste.

“Householders can also request additional recycling boxes if they are required.”

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