New glass recycling point
Bedford Borough Council, in partnership with Morrisons, has
opened a new glass recycling site at the supermarket on Ampthill
The Council currently operates a network of 68 recycling sites
across the Borough where residents can recycle a range of materials
including glass. Last year residents recycled over 2,000 tonnes of
glass and it is hoped that this figure will continue to increase as
more sites are opened and reduce the amount of glass needlessly
going to landfill.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We want to make
it easy for residents to recycle as much of their waste as possible
and I am pleased we have been able to work with Morrisons to
install another glass recycling site in the borough.
“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
Morrisons Spokesperson, Claire Johnson, said: “We are delighted
to have been able to offer space for a new glass recycling bank at
our Bedford store. We want to help our customers recycle often and
conveniently and are pleased we could work with the council to
bring this new facility to the area.”
The site includes six 1,100 litre glass banks.
For more information on recycling and waste services in
Bedford Borough or to find your nearest glass recycling site,
please contact us on 01234 267422 or visit www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling.