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Recycling furore: 'Bear with us', asks St Helens Council
10:00am Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
TOWN hall officers have urged the public to “bear with them” as they attempt to strike the right formula with new recycling collections.
The Star has received a flood of complaints from readers since the new service – which involves a fortnightly brown bin collection and weekly recycling service – was rolled out.
Erratic and late collections, delays receiving food caddies and overflowing bins are among readers’ concerns.
Responding to the criticisms in last week’s Star, St Helens Council said it “really appreciates the efforts and patience of all our residents during the switch-over period”.
A spokesman said: “Making the best use of our new recycling vehicles has meant the re-mapping of nearly all our collection routes, and we would ask residents just to bear with us while these new routes become established.
“We are working later into the evenings to maximise collection time. New recycling containers – including the new food caddies – are being distributed every day, with 116,069 ordered by St Helens residents since July 1.
“Since the launch date orders for containers have been flooding in. In the past three weeks 45,107 items have been requested – and we will have them with residents as soon as we can."
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