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Recycling doubles under new Aylesbury Vale waste system

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Recycling across Aylesbury Vale has doubled since the new waste system was introduced last year.

In the first four months of the new system being in place, nearly 9,000 tonnes of waste were saved from going to landfill – equivalent to the weight of more than 1,000 double-decker buses.

With landfill tax currently standing at £64 per tonne and set to rise again in April, this improved performance has already saved hundreds of thousands pounds in disposal costs.

Councillor Sir Beville Stanier, cabinet member for environment and health at Aylesbury Vale District Council, said: “It’s very gratifying to see residents in Aylesbury Vale showing such tremendous support for the new recycling service.

“People are finding the all-in-one recycling bin so much easier to use, and are starting to comment about how little they have left to put in their waste bins.”

People who find their recycling bin filling up too quickly can apply for a larger or additional recycling bin and an extra food waste bin. Visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk to do so.

 

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