City introduces new banks to recycle wider range of plastics
Thursday, 04 January 2018
plastic recycling facilities are being introduced by Southampton City
Council so residents can recycle plastic pots, tubs, trays and cartons
not currently accepted through kerbside collections.
The council says there will be an initial 10 recycling banks spread
across different locations in the city. They apparently won’t take up
any car parking spaces and will be incorporated within the present
recycling bank areas.
Locations will include:All types of plastic bottles can still be recycled using kerbside
recycling bins, including drink bottles, shampoo bottles and cleaning
product bottles, although lids should be removed.
• Woodmill car park, Bitterne Park– 2 banks (tbc)
• Angel Crescent car park, Bitterne – 2 banks (tbc)
• Westridge Road car park, Portswood – 1 bank
“Many of our residents are keen recyclers and have requested that we
accept all types of plastics for recycling. We’ve listened to our
residents and this is the first stage in making that happen,” said Cllr
Jacqui Rayment, cabinet member for environment and transport.
Photo: mock up supplied by the council, for illustrative purposes