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Apply or renew your blue badge
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Date: 19 November 2014
For Immediate Release
Christmas blue bin sale
Householders are being offered the chance to permanently boost their recycling capacity as South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) holds a Christmas blue bin sale.
SNC is preparing to host a month-long sale of the blue recycling bins which will be on sale for £20, saving residents £10 on the usual price.
Over 250 extra blue bins have been sold since SNC launched the scheme, but with Christmas looming the Council wants to give residents more capacity to recycle paper, plastic, glass and cans.
The sale takes place between Sunday, 23 November and Wednesday, 31 December during which time it is expected the district will produce 30 per cent more recycling.
Councillor Andrew Grant, SNC’s Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for environmental services said: “Unfortunately we cannot offer every resident a second blue bin for free.
“But since the new system was introduced more than a year ago we have noticed people have been filling their blue bin to the top more often, so we know people are keen to do their bit.
“Not only is it diverting waste away from landfill which his good for the environment, it is helping us balance the district’s expenditure because of the rising cost of burying waste in the ground.
“So I would encourage any household that expects to be throwing out lots of wrapping paper and wine bottles this season to take advantage of this offer and give themselves a permanent boost in their recycling capacity.”
The bin sale will include the standard 240 litre size or the smaller 140 litre size for those with a shortage of space. However these can be swapped for the larger or smaller size at any point in the future if circumstances should change.
Any replacements and repairs to the extra bin will also be carried out free of charge.
All orders placed before Friday, 12 December, are guaranteed to be delivered before Christmas Day.
Bins can be ordered over the phone by calling 01327 322344 weekdays between 9am and 5pm.
This year’s event started with an evening of Music and Words, by the Middleton Cheney Singers, nearly 50 people attended and the choir of over 20 produced a fantastic send off to the event.
Saturday and Sunday saw nearly 70 people, of all ages, attend the four drawing workshops. The questionnaires showed no negative responses and work from the weekend will be on display at the Library on Friday 5 December, when a celebration evening will be open to all from 7 pm until 8.30 pm, wine, soft drinks & canapés will be served.
Middleton Cheney Library Supporters Group