Berkshire

Slough's recycling centres to be removed

A Berkshire council is removing almost all of its recycling banks.

Slough council is axing 30 of its 33 sites, leaving just collection areas at supermarkets. The main recycling centre at Chalvey will stay open.

The authority claimed the success of its red bin recycling scheme, introduced in 2008, had made the service redundant.

Work has already begun to remove the sites in a move which the council said will save £50,000 a year.

Nick Hannon, waste and environment team leader at Slough council, said: "Since the introduction of the red bin recycling scheme we have seen a steady drop in the use of the local recycling bring sites."

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