West Berkshire Council, in partnership with Veolia UK and the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE UK), is launching a new recycling service for paper containers with metal ends, such as Pringles tubes, packaging used for hot chocolate, nuts and other products.
Local residents can now recycle their containers alongside food and drink cartons at specialist banks at the Council’s Newbury and Padworth Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and Mini Recycling Centres (MRCs) located at Waitrose – Newbury, Sainsbury – Newbury, Station Car Park – Hungerford, Kingsland Centre – Thatcham, Hillier Garden Centre – Hermitage, and Willink Leisure Centre – Burghfield.
The new recycling service is the result of an agreement between ACE UK, which operates the dedicated food and drink carton recycling service available in West Berkshire, and packaging manufacturer Sonoco Consumer Products Europe.
Cllr Steve Ardagh-Walter, Executive Member for the Environment at West Berkshire Council, said: “Previously paper containers with metal ends such as Pringles tubes could not be recycled through the Council’s waste collections and we were keen to take this opportunity to include them.
“The residents of West Berkshire have always responded well to the different recycling initiatives we have introduced in recent years. We hope that they will take full advantage of this new service that comes just after Recycle Week 2021.”
Sara Perry, General Manager at Veolia, said “We’ve been delighted by residents’ response to the recent introduction of the plastic pots, tubs and trays collection points. I am confident we’ll see residents of West Berkshire engage with this new scheme just as enthusiastically so we are happy to be able to support the initiative.”
The introduction of the recycling scheme for paper containers with metal ends in West Berkshire follows a number of other improvements made by West Berkshire Council and Veolia UK in the past year. These include the introduction of plastic pots, tubs and trays from selected recycling centres along with the expansion of the small waste electronic equipment and carton recycling banks at the local Mini Recycling Centres.
For more information on recycling in West Berkshire, please visit: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/RecyclingandWasteReduction.