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Return of Shropshire cardboard collection ruled out

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The decision to scrap kerbside cardboard collections will not be overturned despite a petition with more than 1,000 names being presented to Shropshire Council.

The decision to scrap kerbside cardboard collections will not be overturned despite a petition with more than 1,000 names being presented to Shropshire Council.

South Shropshire resident Patrick Cosgrove, who organised the petition, today spoke at a meeting of the authority's full council asking for the collections to be reinstated.

But councillors voted against this by 44 votes to 19. Two councillors abstained from voting.

Before the vote took place Mr Cosgrove told councillors: "This is utterly stupid, not cost-effective and very bad environmentally."

Councillor Mike Owen said although the council would have liked to carry on with the service national guidelines on standards of garden compost waste meant it could not.

Council leader Keith Barrow said the matter had been taken out of the council's hands because of the European legislation.

See also:

  • Cardboard recycling debate forced as 1,350 sign e-petition
  • Talks ongoing over Shropshire cardboard recycling
  • Letter: Clearing up confusion over cardboard recycling

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