Trade recycling takes off in Three Rivers

Emma Robinson12th February 2008

Following its successful and popular household recycling services, Three Rivers District Council is this week launching a pilot recycling collection scheme for local businesses.

Thirty businesses have signed up for the trial, which will initially focus on the collection of cardboard. The first collection will take place this Friday (15 February) and, if successful, the scheme could be expanded to cover the whole of the Three Rivers district.

Cardboard RecyclingCouncillor Phil Brading, Portfolio Holder for Public Services and Health, said:

"The business sector creates a lot of waste that still goes to landfill at the moment, so we’re delighted that the District Council is now able to offer this trial recycling service which will help local businesses reduce their impact on the environment."

Last year Three Rivers maintained its position as the best council in Hertfordshire for recycling.  With over 44% of all domestic waste being recycled or composted, the district is already exceeding government targets set for 2010.

The Council is working to encourage residents and businesses alike to reduce, re-use and recycle.  More information can be found on the Recycling page or by calling 01923 776611.