Recycling issues

Bins being fenced off at St Catherine's school
Bins being fenced off at St Catherine's school

Burngreave residents have been dismayed at the loss of recycling facilities at St Catherine’s on Roe Lane.

In December, residents spotted notices on the recycling centre warning that the bins for recycling plastics, glass and paper and cans would be removed due to “very low usage.”

Saleema Imam said, “I spoke to the information line number on the notice. They took down my feelings about the possible closure of the site but didn't appear to have been aware of it before I phoned.” Another resident contacted Veolia to point out the demand for local recycling facilities and that having recycling facilities at the entrance to a primary school was an important step to educate people about waste disposal. Many blocks of flats do not have recycling facilities.

When the Messenger asked in February because of mounting piles of uncollected rubbish at the site, Veolia explained there were no more collections and the site was no longer listed on their system. By April, the bins were removed and the site fenced off. Now the only recycling facilities left are at the Sheffield United training ground at Shirecliffe, which is out of the way and up a steep hill.

The Council has also decided to remove recycling facilities at Popple St in Page Hall, Busk Meadows, Firth Park Library, Northern General Hospital and the Timber Top pub at Shirecliffe.

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