Recycling

Recycling banks scrapped in Shropshire

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Andrew Morris

More than 100 bottle, tin and paper banks are to be removed to save £270,000-a-year in Shropshire.

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Conservative-run Shropshire Council's cabinet approved the move to close the 120 "bring bank" sites.

The Liberal Democrats described it as a tax on rural life and would see some people having to travel up to 20 miles to a household recycling centre.

Telford and Wrekin Borough Council removed their banks a number of years ago.

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