Council to remove its recycling banks from car parks and other sites in and around Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth

Starting this week notices and signage will be placed on the sites affected to inform users of the change

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 1:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 3:40 pm

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The council said this move is in line with other councils across the UK.

Starting this week notices and signage will be placed on the sites affected to inform users of the change.

Warwick District Council said it will be removing its recycling banks from shopping precincts, supermarket car parks and other sites from February

The council said that the communal facilities, which include privately operated clothes and textile banks, were installed long before the introduction of household kerbside collections - but in recent years have fallen foul of vandalism, fly-tipping and illegal disposal of commercial waste.

Cllr Moira-Ann Grainger, Warwick District’s portfolio holder for Neighbourhood Services, said: “The recycling banks account for less than one per cent of the total waste recycled in the district, we therefore feel that this is a sensible and pragmatic decision.

"Only council tax rated residential properties are eligible for kerbside waste and recycling collections, it is therefore a better use of resources to invest in this service rather than carrying the increasing costs of maintaining facilities which are often subject to abuse.

"There are no limits on the amount that a household can recycle, as long as it is presented within the council’s guidelines.”

Council to remove its recycling banks from car parks and other sites in and around Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth

The council plans to fully remove the recycling banks during the week starting February 22, but says it will continue to monitor the sites and take enforcement action if there are incidents of fly-tipping.

Further information including a list of FAQs can be found on the Warwick District Council websiteHere is a list of the recycling banks due to be removed according to the council's website:

Leamington

~ Asda in Sydenham

~ Morrisons in Old Warwick Road

~ Chandos Street car park

~ Covent Garden car park

~ Rugby Rd Shopping Precinct

Bishops Tachbrook

~ Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club

Warwick

~ St John’s Shopping Precinct

~ Tesco in Emscote Road

~ Reardon Court Shopping Precinct

Whitnash

~The Hod Carrier

~ St Margaret’s Road

Kenilworth

~ Castle Farm Leisure Centre

Baginton

~ Royal British Legion Club

Cubbington

~ Cubbington Sports and Social Club