Published: February 2, 2012
Fly-tipping could lead to recycling facilities being axed in Berrow

Recycling facilities in Berrow could soon be removed due to increasing concerns about fly-tipping and the mis-use of the waste bins.

Berrow Parish Council has written to residents asking for opinions on whether the recycling banks in the Triangle Car Park, pictured, should be axed.

Council clerk Lynn Smith told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Removing them would free up an extra three parking spaces and would stop the incessant mis-use of the facilities by people who fly-tip and leave domestic and business waste around the containers."

"This has been a problem for many, many months and hopefully would stop if the recycling banks were removed."

She added that many residents now use the 'Sort It Plus' roadside recycling scheme and therefore do not use the banks.

However, she added: "The feedback so far has been split evenly between those who feel they should go and those who disagree. Some residents say the kerbside collections are too restrictive so they prefer to use the recycling banks. Others are saying the fly-tipping is so bad that it poses a health and safety risk at some times of the year."

A final decision is due to be taken by Berrow Parish Council on February 7th.

 


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