As you are all probably aware, with effect from 1st October 2014 you are now encouraged by Broadland District Council (BDC) to recycle more household waste in the recycling wheelie bins. Items now allowed include glass jars and bottles that previously had to be placed in dedicated bottle banks such as the one in The Street, Oulton.
As a result of this change, BDC will no longer be supporting the existing bottle bank scheme with effect from 1st April 2015, and it is likely therefore to be removed.
Oulton Parish Council is concerned about this change as the glass recycled in the bottle bank currently provides a valuable income to our Parish. The Parish Council are therefore considering taking over the administration of the bottle bank scheme and maintaining income.
The Parish Council would therefore ask that you continue to use the bottle bank in The Street rather than placing glass in your wheelie bins. Whilst this may not be as convenient for residents, the Parish Council members hope that you will agree that maintaining an income for the parish is vitally important. This will also help the Parish Council keep the council tax precept as low as possible.
Thank you for your support.
Chair, Oulton Parish Council