Posted on | July 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Gateshead recycling drive
Gateshead House Clearance & Recycling News – Gateshead recycling drive – thousands of bins wheeled out
Gateshead Council is wheeling out around 87,000 new recycling bins to homes in its area.
Two-thirds of households in the borough already recycle, but the new, blue bins will enable them to recycle cardboard and plastic bottles without leaving their homes.
Around 6,000 bins are being delivered each week and it is hoped that all will have been delivered by October.
The blue bins are part of Gateshead Council’s drive to increase the amount of waste that can be recycled, so that valuable resources are not used in dumping waste in landfill sites.
Gateshead children beat the bins
Residents of Park Lane in Winlaton were the first to get their new bins in late May. As the scheme was launched, musicians from the Soundroom in Gateshead showed local schoolchildren how to bash out lively rhythms – using recycled materials and on the bins themselves.
Gateshead Council’s cabinet member for the environment, Councillor Martin Gannon, said: “It was clear from the reaction of everyone we met that people in Gateshead are really keen to get their new blue bins so that they can start to recycle even more.
“Landfill sites are filling up rapidly, and it is quite simply not sustainable to continue throwing so much of our waste into holes in the ground.
“We’re committed to increasing recycling in Gateshead to 50 per cent by 2020 and these new blue bins are a major part of that effort.”
The new bins will not only allow families to recycle more, they will also give them more space so that they can get rid of more cans, paper and glass.
We do house clearance in the following areas of Gateshead:
Bensham Birtley Blaydon Chopwell Dunston Felling Gateshead Kibblesworth Lamesley Low Fell Leam Lane Pelaw Rowlands Gill Ryton Team Valley Whickham Bill Quay Carr Hill Deckham Eighton Banks Harlow Green High Felling Lobley Hill Low Eighton Old Ravensworth Saltwell Sheriff Hill Springwell Springwell Village Wardley Windy Nook Wrekenton Birtley Hebburn Sunniside Washington Winlaton