Recycling - for flats - in Dacorum doesn't add up!

July 5, 2018 9:36 PM
Originally published by Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats
Cllr Adrian England with full recycling binsLiberal Democrat Councillor Adrian England says "Dacorum Borough Council needs to re-think recycling for residents who live in flats. It just doesn't add up: in my ward - Adeyfield West - there are examples of where eighteen flats in three adjacent blocks have to share only six recycling containers. That means if you live in a flat you have 1/3 of a bin, when the houses in the same street (Windmill Road, where I live) have a large bin EACH, all collected every two weeks.
Last week these six containers were all full to overflowing by Sunday - two days before collection was due. That means Dacorum is missing the chance to collect AT LEAST an additional whole bin-full of recycling every two days! Recycling rates from flats could be increased by nearly one fifth if capacity was increased."
So potential recycling is lost to general waste. Even worse, overflowing plastic blows away and ends up in the sea.
As we are all now aware, the cost of unnecessary landfill waste collection is more than just a budget heading for DBC!