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Exhaust-ing Problem Of Irresponsible Dumping

We're being urged to recycle responsibly after a car exhaust was dumped in a metal recycling bin at one of the island's mini recycling centres.

The car part was left protruding from a collection point at Goose Green.

Recycling Manager Emma Richardson-Calladine says such incidents cause so much trouble for them;

"Our contractor who manages these mini recycling sites is kitted-out to collect food and drinks cans out of our metal packaging bin.  A car exhaust, big bits of metal - that's not what these bins are for.  They are there to make everyday recycling easy." 

Lightbulbs, mattresses and many types of furniture have are other more common examples of fly-tipping.

"Lightbulbs are a really nasty thing.  If they are broken, we have to carefully manage that clean-up to make sure that we don't leave any glass or chemicals on site.  Unfortunately it is becoming more of a recurrence."

The opening hours at the La Collette Household Reuse and Recycling Centre changed recently to encourage more people to dispose of larger unwanted items there.


 

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