Leominster town centre recycling bins removed

RECYCLING bins in Leominster town centre are being removed as part of an initiative by Herefordshire Council to save money.

The bins in Etnam Street car park will no longer be available and residents who use them will now have to use the facilities at Morrisons.

The bring-recycle sites across the whole county were to be reduced from 38 to only eight from May 1 in a bid to save £100,000.

Leominster town councillor Wayne Rosser said: “We were given four days notice to try and fight it but there is nothing we can do. It’s disgraceful.

“If you can’t walk to Morrisons how are you supposed to go on recycling? Not everyone is provided with a wheelie bin and people in Etnam Street or Church Street haven’t got one.”

Kerry Thomson, communications officer at Herefordshire Council, said the few remaining bins will be located in market towns and in Hereford to enable residents who still rely on the service to recycle their glass to continue to have this service.

She said: “At the same time, this will also reduce duplication in the ways people can recycle and save £100k to put back into essential services.

“More than 80% of households in Herefordshire already have a wheeled bin recycling service. This allows the recycling of a wide variety of materials including glass.

“The remainder have a recycling sack service which allows the recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, cartons, metal tins and cans but not glass.

“Glass can also be recycled at any one of the household waste sites situated in Hereford, Ledbury, Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

“Tesco’s supermarkets implemented their own glass recycling for householders in 2010, with Sainsbury’s now indicating to the council they will be doing the same within the next twelve months.

“In addition, 83 village halls, parish halls and community centres have taken up the offer of having one or two 240 litre bins for mixed recycling. 

"They are not charged for the service and this is provided on the basis that residents can use the bins for household recycling including glass.”

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7:18pm Thu 2 May 13

billyb83 says...

Stop paying council tax they ain't supplying a service. Disgusting how are the elderly meant to do this some can barely walk. Wait and see the rise in fly tipping.
Stop paying council tax they ain't supplying a service. Disgusting how are the elderly meant to do this some can barely walk. Wait and see the rise in fly tipping. billyb83

7:56pm Thu 2 May 13

Ubique5740 says...

Whilst I accept that Court proceedings may happen in the future so that comments may effect the outcome BUT what about naming the shop ??
Naming the shop might bring more information for the CPS or the Defence.


Raid on Leominster shop reveals thousands of illegal cigarettes

12:56pm Wednesday 1st May 2013 in News By Jess Phillips

TWO men have been arrested after a raid uncovered more than 85,000 illegal cigarettes at a Leominster shop.

Herefordshire Council trading standards and West Mercia Police found the stash which had a street value of £15,000.

The cigarettes – which were non-UK duty paid – were a combination of smuggled and counterfeit packets.

More than eight kilograms of illegal hand rolling tobacco was also seized.

The men were arrested at the premises and later bailed pending further enquiries.
Whilst I accept that Court proceedings may happen in the future so that comments may effect the outcome BUT what about naming the shop ?? Naming the shop might bring more information for the CPS or the Defence. Raid on Leominster shop reveals thousands of illegal cigarettes 12:56pm Wednesday 1st May 2013 in News By Jess Phillips TWO men have been arrested after a raid uncovered more than 85,000 illegal cigarettes at a Leominster shop. Herefordshire Council trading standards and West Mercia Police found the stash which had a street value of £15,000. The cigarettes – which were non-UK duty paid – were a combination of smuggled and counterfeit packets. More than eight kilograms of illegal hand rolling tobacco was also seized. The men were arrested at the premises and later bailed pending further enquiries. Ubique5740

8:34pm Thu 2 May 13

Biomech says...

I think the HT have adopted a nuke all criminal activity articles approach, rather than deciding which to mod and which to not
I think the HT have adopted a nuke all criminal activity articles approach, rather than deciding which to mod and which to not Biomech

8:36pm Thu 2 May 13

Biomech says...

On topic, I see this is just another strike for the council to take our money whilst getting US to provide and run the services we pay them for.
Disgraceful
On topic, I see this is just another strike for the council to take our money whilst getting US to provide and run the services we pay them for. Disgraceful Biomech

8:49pm Thu 2 May 13

Ubique5740 says...

When I lived in a Powys village all money collected from the contents of the recycling bins was given to the village after costs by Powys CC.so I must presume that it was worth recycling to the local community.

If I have just read this story correctly it appears that it costs HCC to service the recycling bins and there is no profit so why are we recycling! I am sure that there is a very good answer but after reading this story it will have to be good.
Before I am keel hauled I do recycle as much as I can and always use my own bags when shopping.
When I lived in a Powys village all money collected from the contents of the recycling bins was given to the village after costs by Powys CC.so I must presume that it was worth recycling to the local community. If I have just read this story correctly it appears that it costs HCC to service the recycling bins and there is no profit so why are we recycling! I am sure that there is a very good answer but after reading this story it will have to be good. Before I am keel hauled I do recycle as much as I can and always use my own bags when shopping. Ubique5740

9:53pm Thu 2 May 13

Lukio says...

Just another service being taken away.

But don't fret, we'll have no public toilets, no recycling bins, no child protection services, no vulnerable persons facilities, bi-weekly rubbish collections, no black bags but a shiny new shopping centre with a f***ing 6 screen cinema that our children's children will be paying off.
Just another service being taken away. But don't fret, we'll have no public toilets, no recycling bins, no child protection services, no vulnerable persons facilities, bi-weekly rubbish collections, no black bags but a shiny new shopping centre with a f***ing 6 screen cinema that our children's children will be paying off. Lukio

11:36am Fri 3 May 13

jfarrar says...

Wonder how they will manage to save £100k. The glass collection lorry will still have to visit every town where there are collection skips, indeed possibly more often. So where is the saving?
Wonder how they will manage to save £100k. The glass collection lorry will still have to visit every town where there are collection skips, indeed possibly more often. So where is the saving? jfarrar

12:32pm Fri 3 May 13

Biomech says...

jfarrar, not sure, but I'm sure twowheels would love to dig around ;)

It could be something like a private company. You have one of their skips at your site (community center, etc) and you get 10% of the money made when the company sells the glass to a meltdown factory. Essentially the company would be a glass broker - might be something worth getting into myself........ lols
jfarrar, not sure, but I'm sure twowheels would love to dig around ;) It could be something like a private company. You have one of their skips at your site (community center, etc) and you get 10% of the money made when the company sells the glass to a meltdown factory. Essentially the company would be a glass broker - might be something worth getting into myself........ lols Biomech

6:26pm Tue 7 May 13

trucking says...

When the council decided to do recycling from home, we got wheelie bins and some got bags, if they still give bags for recycling, the amount of on site recycling was greatly reduced. The glass bins don't get as full so quick so less for the truck to pick up, probably they don't want the truck driving around part full and earning less every day so reduced amount of sites? Just an idea but I mite be wrong.
When the council decided to do recycling from home, we got wheelie bins and some got bags, if they still give bags for recycling, the amount of on site recycling was greatly reduced. The glass bins don't get as full so quick so less for the truck to pick up, probably they don't want the truck driving around part full and earning less every day so reduced amount of sites? Just an idea but I mite be wrong. trucking

10:42am Thu 9 May 13

mizza21 says...

Ubique.
For some reason the HT have taken to censoring some things which they deem may affect the outcome of criminal proceedings in the future.
It's an editorial decision.
I would question that on the basis that the police release information into the public domain at certain times for a reason.
Why not reproduce it? It would assist the police.
Ubique. For some reason the HT have taken to censoring some things which they deem may affect the outcome of criminal proceedings in the future. It's an editorial decision. I would question that on the basis that the police release information into the public domain at certain times for a reason. Why not reproduce it? It would assist the police. mizza21

11:23am Thu 9 May 13

Ubique5740 says...

Mizza21 , I believe that the WMPolice Blogtrott relating to another subject is still on - the HT made two articles on the same story, one allows comments and the other didn't .
I agree that if the Police have released a story asking for witnesses etc one must presume that it has been cleared by the CPS and ready for the public domain.
I will certainly keep posting the relevant emails I receive from the WMPolice for as long as possible. I sound like a French Resistance Fighter during WW2 .
Mizza21 , I believe that the WMPolice Blogtrott relating to another subject is still on - the HT made two articles on the same story, one allows comments and the other didn't . I agree that if the Police have released a story asking for witnesses etc one must presume that it has been cleared by the CPS and ready for the public domain. I will certainly keep posting the relevant emails I receive from the WMPolice for as long as possible. I sound like a French Resistance Fighter during WW2 . Ubique5740

1:55pm Thu 9 May 13

petet25 says...

Its so annoying, as everyone else says... They should reduce council tax for that then....

We didnt tell them what to do with our money. We had no say in it. It's their fault they are having to cut spendings because someone clearly didnt do their job right and the money was blown.

They need a shake up.
Its so annoying, as everyone else says... They should reduce council tax for that then.... We didnt tell them what to do with our money. We had no say in it. It's their fault they are having to cut spendings because someone clearly didnt do their job right and the money was blown. They need a shake up. petet25

1:59pm Thu 9 May 13

Ubique5740 says...

And they ( that HCC ) are still drinking bottled water at a rate of about £750 a month- unbelievable. ( See post re Hereford May Fair. )
And they ( that HCC ) are still drinking bottled water at a rate of about £750 a month- unbelievable. ( See post re Hereford May Fair. ) Ubique5740

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