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It should be easier to recycle in Wokingham Borough, say Lib Dems

April 13, 2012 12:00 PM

Liberal Democrats in Wokingham Borough are calling for changes to the new recycling arrangements. They believe that the problems with recycling run much deeper than simply a temporary lack of black boxes or confusion about what can and can't be recycled following the introduction of the new waste collection scheme.

The Lib Dems have been surveying residents in various parts of the Borough to find out their views on waste and recycling. The Lib Dems say "The results of our survey show that Wokingham residents are keen to recycle and many are disappointed that the new scheme set up by the Conservatives only allows for a limited range of doorstep recycling. We agree. The Liberal Democrats want to make it easier for people to recycle more. In neighbouring West Berks residents can recycle food waste and textiles via their kerbside collections so why not in Wokingham?

We don't want rubbish to end up in landfill. In our view the best way to achieve that is to widen recycling, not adopt the Conservative approach of forcing households to use blue bags."

Wokingham's Liberal Democrat councillors will continue to press for it to be made easier for residents to recycle and so reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill.