100th Local Recycling Centre Launched

Test Valley Borough Council is celebrating the launch of its 100th local recycling centre (LRC).

The new LRC, based at Tesco Extra in River Way, Andover, is the largest in the borough, and includes 12 glass banks, two aluminium foil banks and two carton banks, along with a range of textile and media banks. Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Iris Andersen, was on hand to launch the site last Thursday, along with Tesco store manager, Andy McColl, and the Recycling Star.

The Mayor said: “I am delighted the council has launched this excellent new facility. I would encourage everyone to recycle their additional waste, whether it be here or at their own local recycling centre.”

Tesco store manager, Andy McColl, welcomed the new LRC. He said: “Tesco is proud to support Test Valley Borough Council in helping the residents of Andover to recycle more of their waste, particularly here at their 100th local recycling centre.”

Environmental portfolio holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, added: “We hope that local residents will make good use of this great new site. Providing these additional facilities will really help the residents of Andover to recycle more of their waste and become true Recycling Stars!”

The new facility is situated in the Tesco car park, close to the River Way exit. Items that cannot be recycled at the site should be disposed of in residents’ brown recycling bins or black household waste bins, or taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Walworth Business Park. Residents can check the location of their nearest LRC at www.recyclenow.com/recycling-locator

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