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Kerbside paper collections to be extended; RECYCLING INITIATIVE WILL SAVE 68,000 TREES A YEAR.

Byline: GARETH LEWIS

SIX more areas of Coventry are to get a kerbside paper recycling service.

The idea is that householders sort out paper and cardboard-based waste and place it in a collection box.

The box is emptied every fortnight and the paper taken for recycling.

The scheme is currently available to people in parts of Eastern Green, Wyken and Styvechale.

But after a successful bid for government funding, the city council's recycling team will extend it to cover parts of Stoke, Cheylesmore, Radford, Tile Hill, Allesley and Coundon.

Cllr John McNicholas, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "Recycling is an important way of protecting the future of our planet and making the best use of our available resources.

"The expanded scheme will save the equivalent of roughly 68,000 trees per year and we will continue to look for opportunities to increase this figure and make the scheme available to more residents."

Residents who will be participating in the scheme are set to receive their first collections in the week beginning November 25 and will receive leaflets giving collection details.

The new recycling scheme will also lessen the amount of waste going for incineration, which currently burns 75 per cent of household waste at the city's waste-to-energy plant.

If anyone has any specific questions about recycling can ring 024 7683 3945 for more information.

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