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Kerbside recycling scheme could save ratepayers' money

Five local authorities in the West involved in initiative

A plan to introduce a kerbside recycling service to five local authorities in the west of the Island is ultimately about saving ratepayers money.

That's according to Alison Lynch, vice chairman of the Western Civic Amenity Site (WCAS), the waste centre where the 'Island first' scheme is being developed.

Under the plan, Peel, Patrick, Marown, Michael and German would all receive a fortnightly collection at a price of £1 per month, per household.

The exact details of the scheme won't be finalised until a budget meeting of the Board of the Western Civic Amenity site on 18 September.

After this, the five local authorities must still give their approval to the final plan, which would come into action by April of next year.

Mrs Lynch, who's also a Marown Commissioners, believes if more waste material can by recycled, charges for disposal at the Energy From Waste Plant in Braddan will go down.

She says recyclable materials from all schools in this 'western group' of commissioners are already taken to the amenity centre in electric vehicles, and praised site manager Mike Rose for his work in this regard.

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