Bournemouth and the Dorset Waste Partnership awarded £22 million for recycling0
Bournemouth and the Dorset Waste Partnership have gained Government funding for two recycling and waste schemes totalling almost £22 million.
A total of £7.1 million will be spent on improving Big Bin Little Bin recycling and waste operations in Bournemouth. Options include introducing a food waste collection scheme and enhanced recycling and garden waste initiatives in the borough.
The remaining £14.2million will be spent on developing and building a new joint recycling sorting facility in the local area in partnership with Dorset Waste Partnership so that recycling no longer has to be sent elsewhere for processing.
Currently only 19 per cent of Bournemouth’s waste ends up in landfill compared to the national average of 44 per cent.