Aylesbury Newsprint extends paper bank contracts with four local municipalities in U.K.; company's 2,000 paper banks feed Kent newsprint mill

KENT, England , November 26, 2010 (press release) – Although kerbside collections of household newspaper and magazines are widespread across the UK, paper banks remain a popular alternative. Supplied throughout the UK by Aylesford Newsprint, the banks provide local authorities with an additional means of capturing a valuable, high quality resource while giving householders the freedom to recycle at their own convenience rather than at predetermined intervals.

The benefit to the householder is simple: they don’t have to store recyclables any longer than is required and can recycle their paper, glass, textiles, etc at a time and place convenient to themselves. For local authorities the advantages are in the provision of a low cost local service which generates a high quality material with good re-sale value.

Aylesford Newsprint is one of the UK’s most recognised suppliers of paper banks, with 2,000 located across the country, and has recently extended its paper bank contract for Surrey Heath Borough Council until 2017. Other local authorities which have also extended their paper bank provision recently include Braintree District Council, Maldon District Council and Dover District Council.

Commenting on the ongoing importance of bring banks, Andrew Perkins, Aylesford Newsprint’s Head of Recycling, said: “When kerbside collections were in their infancy everyone thought bring banks would become superfluous. That simply hasn’t happened. Many householders routinely recycle materials such as paper and glass at their local bring bank site; it’s convenient and enables them to be environmentally active.

“For local authorities bring banks result in excellent quality material with a good re-sale value. This is particularly important now, with budgets so tightly constrained. I am certain that bring banks will continue to provide a popular alternative and will be part of an ongoing UK wide recycling solution, just as they are in mainland Europe,” concluded Andrew.

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