Friday, December 3, 2021

Cost of dealing with waste in Halton adds up to £7m

SOME £7 million was spent by Halton Council dealing with waste, according to figures released by the local authority.

They reveal a soaring quantity of items which have been incorrectly recycled.

In the year 2017/18 16% of material collected in recycle bins was sent for disposal because it was non-recyclable or material that cannot be recycled through the council’s normal collection services.

The cost of dealing with this waste is around £138, 000 – more than twice the cost incurred in 2016/2017, when it spent £64,000 disposing of 8%of material wrongly placed in blue recycling bins.

The council said that this year it will spend an estimated £3.7 million disposing of general rubbish and plans to launch an awareness raising campaign to encourage people to recycle.

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