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Plans for kerbside recycling in the West

Scheme could cover five local authorities

A plan to offer kerbside recycling to thousands of households in the West of the Island could receive the backing of five local authorities next month.

Site manager at the Western Civic Amenity Site (WCAS) Mike Rose is the man behind the proposal which, if approved, would see ratepayers in Peel, German, Patrick, Michael and Marown paying £12 per household each year for fortnightly collections.

Mr Rose says the only way to increase the number of people recycling in the West is to roll out a kerbside service, after use of the amenity site plateaued in recent months.

He estimates it would take ten days to collect all the recyclable materials from homes in the five authorities, some of which include large swathes of rural land.

A budget meeting is being held on 18 September by the WCAS management board.

Members will discuss the financial details of the proposal and, if approved, it'll be put before the five local authorities, who'll make the ultimate decision on whether to support the collective scheme.

If agreed, the kerbside collections will begin in April next year.

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