Retiring paper banks and bottle banks

24th June 2015

Three Rivers District Council has decided to remove its paper banks and bottle banks across the district, when current contracts end in June 2015. These ‘bring’ sites have been in place for many years, but the quantities of paper and glass collected in this way have dropped significantly in recent months, thanks to the success of the weekly collection service for mixed recyclables which began in October 2014.

Alison Page, Head of Environmental Protection said: “It is time to retire these bring banks. With households getting a weekly recycling collection it is difficult to justify their retention, given the small quantities of paper and glass collected. They have also been subject to damage, vandalism and fly-tipping from time to time.  We are confident that residents will continue to recycle as much as possible and continue to improve on our district’s excellent overall recycling rate, which currently stands at over 62%.”

Three Rivers District Council can supply larger 360 litre recycling bins free of charge to households which need a bigger bin. The Council also offers trade waste and recycling services to local businesses at competitive rates. For more information please contact 01923 776611.’

Certain areas, as listed below, will see paper banks and bottle banks being removed from the 30 June 2015:

  • Abbots Langley, Manor Lodge (glass)
  • Chorleywood, North Hill (glass and paper)
  • Croxley Green, Community Way (glass)
  • Maple Cross Community Centre (glass)
  • Rickmansworth, Fairway Inn (paper and glass)
  • Rickmansworth High Street (glass)
  • South Oxhey, Bridlington Road (paper and glass)
  • William Penn Leisure Centre (glass)