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Demand high as glass recycling gets going

AFTER just two weeks the Solihull Council's new glass collection service has been hailed as a resounding success.

AFTER just two weeks the Solihull Council's new glass collection service has been hailed as a resounding success.

More than 200 tonnes of glass have been collected since the scheme began on September 29 picking up bottles and jars from 78,000 homes.

Councillor Kate Wild, cabinet member for community services and the environment, has said that the scheme had enjoyed a very successful start.

Research carried out earlier this year suggested that glass was the ideal material to collect, following the introduction of a paper collection.

The glass collected from across Solihull can be crushed, melted and turned back into bottles and jars.

Alternatively the material can be used to resurface roads or turned into sand.

Coun Wild (Con, St Alphege) reported on the scheme at last week's meeting of full council.

"I'd like to say a big 'well done and thank you' to all residents that have taken part in our glass collection service.

"Collecting over 200 tonnes in the first two weeks is an excellent achievement and with their help and commitment, we are sure that we will continue to collect more and more."

The next glass collection is due next Monday (October 27).

To find out more about recycling and collections visit www.solihull.gov.uk/e nvironment/16774.ht m, e-mail connectcc@solihull.gov.u k or call 0121 704 8000.

 

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