Resident blasts council’s decision not to recycle on entire street in Preston

Only general waste bin provided for the entire street.

Residents on a private road on the outskirts of Preston city centre are furious about the lack of recycling bins available for them to use.

Due to safety concerns regarding the structural integrity of the road, Preston Council told neighbours on Bank Parade that its refuse collection vehicles could no longer go down the private road, siting one communal bin at the end of the road instead.

But Bank Parade resident Tyler Fletcher was shocked by the council’s decision not to provide a recycling bin in addition to the general waste bin.

He said: “It’s shocking, the fact that they’re just not doing the recycling for an entire street of people, it’s shocking from the council anyway.”

When asked about the lack of a recycling bin, the council said: “Due to restricted space, it isn’t feasible to provide recycling facilities while the temporary arrangements are in place.”

They also stated that separating and recycling the waste “would take too much resource.”