In a move to support local charities and residents with tight household budgets, Fareham Borough Council agreed at a meeting of its Executive, that 90% of the proceeds from clothing and textile recycling will go to good causes. The remaining 10% will be used to help keep Council Tax bills down by supporting services for residents in the same way as the income derived from the Council's glass and paper recycling banks does.
It was also agreed at the meeting that the Air Ambulance Service, Salvation Army and TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid & International Development) will receive a guaranteed £35,000 a year between them from the proceeds of textile recycling. This equates to what they currently earn from their textile banks on Fareham Borough Council land. The remainder of the 90% going to good causes will go into the Community Fund. Any local community groups with projects that benefit residents or the local environment will be able to bid for this funding.
Executive Member for Streetscene, Councillor Leslie Keeble said: "Fareham Borough Council is working to increase the level of clothing and textiles recycling taking place in the Borough by promoting it more effectively and providing more recycling banks in convenient sites. The anticipated increase in proceeds will benefit local community groups as well as helping to keep Council Tax down at a time of tight household budgets."
Clothing and textile recycling banks on private land that are operated by the charities currently will not be affected by the new arrangements and will still be available for public use.
For information on what you can recycle please visit www.fareham.gov.uk.
This decision is subject to the normal call in period.
For Further Information Contact:
Roy Brown, Customer Engagement Manager, tel: 01329 824409
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: email@example.com
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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