New bottle bank for Wixams
Lakeview School car park in Wixams has become the latest
location to receive glass recycling facilities.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We are committed
to continuing to improve waste and recycling services in the
borough. We hope this new site will make glass recycling more
convenient for residents moving to this area, which will in turn
help to increase the councils’ recycling rate and reduce the amount
of glass needlessly going to landfill.”
The Council currently operates a network of over 60 sites across
the Borough where residents can recycle a number of materials
including glass. Last year residents recycled over 2,150 tonnes of
glass, and it is hoped that this figure will continue to increase
as more and more residents make use of these facilities.
Glass is perfect for recycling – it can be recycled back into new
bottles and jars over and over again; used for road surfacing or in
construction products such as bricks and concrete blocks. Recycling
glass saves energy too - recycling two bottles saves enough energy
to boil water for five cups of tea, or to run a Nintendo Wii for 10
For more information on recycling and waste services in Bedford
Borough or to find your nearest glass recycling site and please
contact us on 01234 267422 or visit www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling.