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Brighton and Hove can give their views on communal recycling
9:10am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
Tens of thousands of householders are to be asked their views on communal recycling.
Brighton and Hove City Council approved the plans to install big black bins in streets last month claiming it will boost recycling rates.
It will now ask more than 32,000 householders for their views before deciding to roll out the scheme.
Pete West, chairman of the environment and sustainability committee, said: “We look forward to hearing from residents living in the heart of the city and hope as many people as possible respond to the consultation.
“The aim of the proposals is to make it easier for residents to recycle, which will increase the city’s recycling rates, and improve the environment in the city centre.
“We’ve set out the pros and cons of the proposal, so people can make up their own minds.”
The council’s proposals would see containers for paper, card, cans and plastic bottles placed in most city centre streets, near to communal refuse bins.
Leaflets and questionnaires will be sent out to homes this week.
Exhibitions will also be held in Dorset Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, Brighton on Tuesday, March 26 from 6pm; Hove Town Hall in Norton Road on Wednesday, March 27 from 6pm and in Brighton Town Hall from 5.30pm on Thursday, March 28.
If communal recycling is rolled out, the council also plans to introduce incentive schemes to encourage residents to recycle more.
Residents have until April 29 to respond.
Visit consult.brighton-hove.gov.uk/portal/bhcc/ci/cccp/communalrecycling or call 01273 292929.
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