Action taken after waiting list for recycling bins in North Norfolk hits 800 names

800 people are waiting for a recycling bin in North Norfolk. Photo; Matthew Usher EDP pics � 2003 T

800 people are waiting for a recycling bin in North Norfolk. Photo; Matthew Usher EDP pics � 2003 Tel: (01603) 772434 - Credit: Eastern Daily Press, Archant

The North Norfolk District Council has revealed that nearly 800 North Norfolk residents are waiting to be given a garden waste recycling bin.

With 19,5000 people in the district having a recycling bin, the council is seeing a continual increase in demand for the bins.

A spokesman for the North Norfolk District Council said: 'We have seen significant year on year growth in the number of residents who pay for a garden waste bin or who would like to have one.

'As that number continues to grow, North Norfolk District Council has needed to negotiate changes to the contract for supplying this service with operators Kier. More bins equate to more resource necessary to deliver the service.'

The North Norfolk District Council also confirmed that the wait was now over for some names on the list, as Kier are in the process of working their way through the list.


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The spokesman continued: 'Kier will contact people based on the length of time they have been on the list. It will take a period of time, based on the number currently on the list, to contact everyone and we are currently looking at ways in which we can support Kier in achieving this as quickly as possible.'

Kier confirmed: 'We have recently received a new batch of bins that we are currently in the process of distributing.'

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