Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

Ravenstonedale Parish Council. Recycling Bag and Box Scheme (EDC)

The Greenbox kerbside recycling scheme introduced by Eden District Council in July 2012 applies to all households in Eden. It allows everyone to recycle cans, glass jars and bottles, paper and card and a welcome addition of plastic bottles and containers from their homes.

Bags and boxes should be set out at the kerbside/roadside together and they are emptied on a fortnightly basis by one collection vehicle. Remote or difficult to access properties may need to present their recycling at a designated collection point as they did with their blue bags. Residents will be informed if this is the case.

The Council’s Recycling Team can provide more information and answer any questions. Please contact Customer Services on 01768 817817 or email customer.services@eden.gov.uk if you have queries. Concerns have been raised regarding the future of the Village Recycling Centres but there are no plans to reduce either the number of centres or the facilities they provide. The extended kerbside collections provides a valuable service to residents who did not currently use Village Recycling Centres, and Eden’s recycling rate has increased as a result.

Further details can be found on Eden District Council’s website: www.eden.gov.uk/bagandbox/

Bag it, Box it, Recycle it!