Council Closes Old Town Recycling Site

Old Town 1Old Town residents can no longer recycle cans and glass bottles close to home and they’ll have to take them to Telegraph, the Strand or the back of the Town Hall.

But the Old Town Inn landlord says the Council could have kept their recycling bins in the pub car park if they had acted reasonably.

Paul Evans asked for Council staff to remove rubbish and smashed glass that people had dropped around the bins.

He also asked for a token site rental charge of free waste bags for his business.

When the Council said “no” he removed permission for bin siting.

Since then the Council have made two attempts to start collection points around Old Town but they have been removed following complaints about noise disturbance when people deposit glass in the bins.

We’ve offered the Council the chance to comment. We’ll let you know what they say if they respond.



4 Responses to Council Closes Old Town Recycling Site

  1. peter S October 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Paradise gone mad !! and to think I once wanted to live on the islands,

  2. John Dross October 22, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Dear Snake

    Couldn’t agree more – having to go a whole mile, shocking. There should be a subsidy.

    We’re so lucky here on the mainland where the nearest re-cycling centre is a handy 5 miles away and there’s a bus every hour or so.

  3. Linda Badcock October 22, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Well I have read it all now, Complaints about the noise when recycling is placed in bins. One day a week the two bins are dropped of between 1000hrs – 1500hrs ish. Complaints, please pull the other one, that has bells on. There are few houses close to the bins and many of the occupants are out during that time or depositors themselves.
    Councillors please get to grip with this and question the reason behind this appalling decision.

  4. Snake Pliskin2 October 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

    This is absolutely shocking!!! For older people or people with no cars it is not fair to expect them to lug their recycling to one of these points. SORT IT OUT!