The Parish Council was one of the delegates involved in the Merseyside Waste Disposal Group, which set out the objectives for Merseyside four years ago. The programme is well underway now and we have seen in Formby the most recent changes, the introduction of brown bins for the collection of plastic bottles and cardboard. It is a significant step in improving our recycling levels again.
The changes have gone smoothly but it would be even better if plastic trays and pots could be included.
A visit was made by a representatives of the ten Parish Councils of Sefton, on the 28th April, to the Gillmoss recycling facility operated by the Merseyside Waste Authority and Veolia. Councillor Mike Coles was there to see the operation and underline our commitment to achieving even higher targets. He reported ‘that there is no doubt this is another step in the right direction. Formby recycles at least 60% of its waste, but if we could include trays and pots, for example, we would make even greater progress.
‘The investment is a credit to the company and the Authority and it is clear that it will continue to be pressed for greater utilisation as time goes on.’