Burnham recycling banks 'caused by vehicle breakdowns'
District Councils Clean Surroundings Team and Somerset Waste
Partnership (SWP) have been working with contractors to clear
overflowing recycling banks in Burnham and Highbridge and across
recycling bank backlog has developed in recent days after two
of contractor DS Smiths specialist collection vehicles suffered
breakdowns at the same time.
District Council staff have been clearing fly-tipped rubbish and
SWP brought in kerbside collection contractor Kier to empty smaller
Smiths vehicles are now back on the road and have since
cleared all the recycling banks, including those in the Burnham
SWP spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Thursday (April 16th):
"Despite the temporary problem, everyone has pulled together
to sort it out so residents can use the recycling banks as usual.
We are talking to DS Smith about how we can avoid any future difficulties."
finding recycling banks full should not fly-tip recyclables or
rubbish around them but either store materials, add them to their
kerbside collections, or take them to a recycling centre such
as the one in Highbridge."
dozen recycling banks in Sedgemoor car parks take a variety of
recycled materials, from cans, card and paper to both glass and
plastic bottles, with five also taking beverage cartons.