Recycling - general information Smurfit Recycling 3 Jan 2005

So what's it all about?

Allerdale Borough Council, in partnership with FCC, is responsible for the collection and recycling of household waste from across the Borough.

Allerdale Borough Council, like all other English Authorities were set recycling targets by the Government through the Waste Strategy 2000.

Currently the ‘three-bin’ recycling collection service is offered to over 40,000 of Allerdale’s 44,000 properties, some of these properties in the most rural parts of the borough.

Unfortunately due to the larger size of the vehicles required to make this type of recycling collection it may not be possible to reach every single property in the borough with a kerbside recycling collection, although we will endeavour to extend our kerbside recycling schemes wherever possible. To get around this we are continuing to expand our provision of communal recycling facilities to the most rural areas of the borough.

Currently there are almost 300 community recycling bring sites of various sizes throughout the Borough where residents can take items to be recycled.

The kerbside recycling scheme, ‘the purple bag scheme’ currently offers kerbside collections of glass, metal cans and plastic bottles to around 23,805 properties. The aim is to extend the scheme to as many properties as possible.

This roll out will also allow us to make better use of the communal recycling facilities from areas that now have the advantage of kerbside recycling collections. Communal recycling facilities will be relocated to areas that up until now we have been unable to reach with communal recycling facilities.

For more information on what materials we collect and how it is recycled please see our how is waste recycled page.

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