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Cost of white sack recycling scheme revealed

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Thursday 13th March 2014
The white recycling bags

THE COST of issuing white sacks to residents to recycle paper as part of the council's new waste collection scheme has been revealed by the Chronicle.


A Barnsley Council spokesman said 106,000 white sacks have been sent out across the borough at a cost of £112,000, and the cost 'compares favourably' with that of supplying a wheeled bin to each household, which he said would have cost £2 million.

One of the reasons for switching from the blue bin to a white sack is the rise in email and electronic copies of paperwork means there's less paper to recycle.


** The full report will appear in tomorrow's Barnsley Chronicle, dated March 14. **