Pendle’s latest recycling boost

Setto Bello restaurant owners, Antonino Trapanese and Antonio Vetreno are pictured with Ben Rigby and David Walker of Pendle Borough Concil to promote the Waste Recycling initiative in Colne
Setto Bello restaurant owners, Antonino Trapanese and Antonio Vetreno are pictured with Ben Rigby and David Walker of Pendle Borough Concil to promote the Waste Recycling initiative in Colne

Businesses in Pendle now have an easy, reliable and economical way of recycling their waste – through Pendle Council.

The council collects businesses’s waste paper and card, plus plastic bottles, glass and cans and businesses can choose the best size of bin for them.

David Walker, Waste Services Manager, said: “Our trade recycling service can be tailored to the needs of individual businesses. They can choose their bin size. Businesses can also tell us if they want us to collect their recycling every week or every fortnight, whatever suits them.”

The council trialled recycling collections with businesses in Colne in 2010 and got very positive feedback. It then started collecting recycling from businesses across the whole of Pendle in late 2011.

David added: “Local businesses told us they wanted us to help them recycle more. For smaller businesses particularly, it was the cost that was stopping them. To separate waste for disposal via different companies put an extra burden on their finances.

“We listened to our customers and have been able to introduce the additional service by reviewing their needs. This, in some cases, has led to customers saving money by recycling.

“Our waste management staff will visit any local business to discuss their recycling needs and how our service can help them.”

Sette Bello restaurant in Albert Road, Colne, is among the council’s recycling customers. Manager Antonino Trapanese said: “I wanted to recycle as much as possible. The council’s collections help me do that and it costs me less than it would to send waste to landfill.

“We have plenty of glass and plastic bottles from the bar, as well as bottles and tin cans from the kitchen. It’s easy for me to take out my recycling and put it into the correct skip, ready for collection.”

To find out more about the council’s trade recycling service, call 661745 or email waste.services@pendle.gov.uk