Council stockpiles on pink sacks ready for Christmas recycling surge

Echo: Plenty to go round - councillor Ray Howard with one of the precious pink sacks Plenty to go round - councillor Ray Howard with one of the precious pink sacks

PREPARATIONS are underway to help prevent a major shortage of pink recycling sacks in Castle Point for a third year running.

For the past two years campaigns by Castle Point Council encouraging families to recycle over Christmas were so successful the borough was left in short supply of the pink bags.

Rations were enforced to cope with the shortage, with families restricted to collecting only five individual sacks each, at a time when households produce more rubbish than at any other time of the year.

Now the authority is determined to try and prevent it happening for third consecutive time.
The council has revised its ordering schedule and is already stock piling supplies in preparation for the festive season.

A spokesman from the council said: “Learning from the experiences of last year, and the tremendous efforts made by our residents to recycle over the Christmas period we have improved our ordering procedures for plastic sacks.

“Stocks of pink sacks are available now for collection from libraries around the Borough, Runnymede Pool and the Council Offices in Thundersley. We would urge residents to pick up their sacks soon in readiness for the extra waste they will generate over the Christmas period.

“We’d like to thank residents for their efforts throughout the year and encourage them to recycle as much of their Christmas waste as possible, again this year.”

Record-breaking amounts of waste continue to be recycled in the borough, as enthusiastic residents help save more than 50 per cent of household waste from landfill.

In the first six months of this year alone, 4,800 tonnes of rubbish have been recycled.

Councillor Ray Howard, cabinet member responsible for waste, said: “We are stocking up and making sure we are ready. We must play our part and do out best not to get caught out like we did last year.

“It is so important people do their upmost to recycle and that we keep up our good recycling rates.It costs Essex County Council £19million every year in land fill taxes, and this price goes up every year.

“Residents have responded so well to our recycling schemes and we want to encourage that.”

A roll of pink sacks is sent to households once a year, with additional sacks usually available from leisure centres, libraries and council offices in Castle Point.

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5:05pm Wed 14 Nov 12

billericay boy says...

What a load of Rubish...
What a load of Rubish... billericay boy
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5:18pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Gay Ray says...

billericay boy wrote:
What a load of Rubish...
Not unlike your spelling!
I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.
[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: What a load of Rubish...[/p][/quote]Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me. Gay Ray
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Just wait for all the CP residents to start grumbling about bins, type of sacks, driveways, where the bins are left, places, emptied, split, spilt, space to get the car back in, out, kept overnight, what sort of scraps the foxes at Boyce Hill are fond of blah, blah, blah, blah ...
Just wait for all the CP residents to start grumbling about bins, type of sacks, driveways, where the bins are left, places, emptied, split, spilt, space to get the car back in, out, kept overnight, what sort of scraps the foxes at Boyce Hill are fond of blah, blah, blah, blah ... Olivia2847
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5:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

billericay boy says...

Gay Ray wrote:
billericay boy wrote:
What a load of Rubish...
Not unlike your spelling!
I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.
Wot..
[quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: What a load of Rubish...[/p][/quote]Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.[/p][/quote]Wot.. billericay boy
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5:22pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Gay Ray wrote:
billericay boy wrote:
What a load of Rubish...
Not unlike your spelling!
I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.
Yeh rubish! They have that sort of clipped accent as to Hyancith Bucket in CP you know !
[quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: What a load of Rubish...[/p][/quote]Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.[/p][/quote]Yeh rubish! They have that sort of clipped accent as to Hyancith Bucket in CP you know ! Olivia2847
  • Score: -3

5:37pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

Gay Ray wrote:
billericay boy wrote:
What a load of Rubish...
Not unlike your spelling!
I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.
Santa comes but once a year
a fact you may find shocking
but my oh my when he does
he almost fills yer stocking
[quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: What a load of Rubish...[/p][/quote]Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.[/p][/quote]Santa comes but once a year a fact you may find shocking but my oh my when he does he almost fills yer stocking Eric Whim
  • Score: 1

5:56pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Connie Lingers says...

Gay Ray wrote:
billericay boy wrote:
What a load of Rubish...
Not unlike your spelling!
I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.
Nice photo of you there Ray.
[quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: What a load of Rubish...[/p][/quote]Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.[/p][/quote]Nice photo of you there Ray. Connie Lingers
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6:28pm Wed 14 Nov 12

pussycats says...

How about the anomaly of Southend Council dielivering pink recycling bags to our door but the dustmen refusing to come into the road and collect them?
How about the anomaly of Southend Council dielivering pink recycling bags to our door but the dustmen refusing to come into the road and collect them? pussycats
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6:44pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

pussycats wrote:
How about the anomaly of Southend Council dielivering pink recycling bags to our door but the dustmen refusing to come into the road and collect them?
Really - how crazy .......
[quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: How about the anomaly of Southend Council dielivering pink recycling bags to our door but the dustmen refusing to come into the road and collect them?[/p][/quote]Really - how crazy ....... Olivia2847
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6:45pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Connie Lingers wrote:
Gay Ray wrote:
billericay boy wrote:
What a load of Rubish...
Not unlike your spelling!
I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.
Nice photo of you there Ray.
No silly - that's Fay Ray!
[quote][p][bold]Connie Lingers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: What a load of Rubish...[/p][/quote]Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.[/p][/quote]Nice photo of you there Ray.[/p][/quote]No silly - that's Fay Ray! Olivia2847
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8:33pm Wed 14 Nov 12

marshman says...

Gay Ray wrote:
billericay boy wrote: What a load of Rubish...
Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.
Ah Christmas.

That time when a grey haired old man wearing odd clothes promises you things when you sit bouncing on his lap before emptying his sack all over the floor in front of you.

Or "Jim'll Fix It" as it was known in the 80's.
[quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: What a load of Rubish...[/p][/quote]Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.[/p][/quote]Ah Christmas. That time when a grey haired old man wearing odd clothes promises you things when you sit bouncing on his lap before emptying his sack all over the floor in front of you. Or "Jim'll Fix It" as it was known in the 80's. marshman
  • Score: 1

8:45pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Audioman says...

We have BLUE BAGS where I live
We have BLUE BAGS where I live Audioman
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8:45pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

hope i get some spares as my sack is rather full right now.
hope i get some spares as my sack is rather full right now. DogsMessInLeigh
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7:24am Thu 15 Nov 12

Ian P says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Gay Ray wrote:
billericay boy wrote: What a load of Rubish...
Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.
Yeh rubish! They have that sort of clipped accent as to Hyancith Bucket in CP you know !
Jealousy is such a dreadful trait.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: What a load of Rubish...[/p][/quote]Not unlike your spelling! I think they look rather fetching and may hang one at the bottom of my bed on Christmas Eve in the hope that Santa may have a little something in his sack for me.[/p][/quote]Yeh rubish! They have that sort of clipped accent as to Hyancith Bucket in CP you know ![/p][/quote]Jealousy is such a dreadful trait. Ian P
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