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Bid to 'take control' of recycling in south

Residents set up group

A group of environmentally-conscious residents are calling on the public to help them take control of recycling in Port St Mary.

Commissioners in the south are running a tender process for waste collection, which closes on Monday.

Port St Mary Commissioners put a stop to its kerbside recycling programme in April.

Now a newly-formed 'community company' is hoping to start providing the service itself.

The residents behind it say it would provide 'long term security', save the local authority money at the incinerator, and improve the village's ecological outlook.

In order to proceed, at least 100 interested people are needed to become members of the company, paying a membership fee of £20 if the tender is won.

Local MHK Juan Watterson is one of those already on board.

If you're interested in becoming a member, you have until the end of Sunday to respond.

You can email theportstmarycompany@gmail.com for more information.

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