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Barnsley Council plastic bottle recycling scheme grows

Thousands of residents in Barnsley are to benefit from the expansion of a recycling scheme.

Barnsley Council is expanding the existing kerbside plastic bottle recycling scheme to include a further 36,000 households.

From September, all properties in the borough will be able to use it.

Currently 70,000 homes receive the service, which began last year, and about 150 tonnes of plastic has been recycled.

This is equivalent to about three million bottles.

Councillor Roy Miller said: "People want to recycle and this service means all residents of Barnsley can now recycle."

The recycling service will accept plastic bottles which contained milk, pop, water, bleach, detergent, shampoo, fabric conditioner and sun tan lotion.

It will not accept juice cartons, yoghurt pots, plastic food packaging or any other plastic items.

The new service will cover Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Bolton-upon Dearne, Great Houghton, Lundwood, Ardsley, Stairfoot and those properties in Cudworth, Darfield, Monk Bretton and Wombwell, which are not already covered.

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