Residents in Windermere have welcomed news that cardboard and plastic recycling collections at the kerbside will begin in the next two weeks having waited for over four years to receive the service. Homes in and around Windermere, including Troutbeck, Bowness and Troutbeck Bridge, have been receiving their new blue plastic sacks and guidance letters this week ready for their first collection in two weeks time.
Windermere Councillor Ben Berry welcomed the news saying:
“For years plastic and cardboard was kept only for the residents of Kendal and to finally get this in Windermere is fantastic. I would like to thank everyone who signed my petition and I can’t believe how excited I am to see this finally a reality.”
Cardboard and Plastic recycling from the kerbside started in Kendal in October 2012 and the first collections in Windermere will take place on the 17th and 18th November. The changes also affect what recycling goes in each box so residents are being advised to read the guidance carefully.
Ben Berry also praised Bowness Councillor David Williams who questioned the Council at virtually every single meeting as to when Windermere residents could expect the service.
Anyone in the Windermere area who has not received a new blue recycling sack should contact the Council or Ben Berry.