Plans to install recycling banks for plastic bottles, paper and textile in the Lidl car park in Swalwell, Gateshead, have been welcomed by the village’s three Liberal Democrat councillors.
The banks will be installed as a trial and if successful, they will become permanent.
Councillors Peter Craig, Chris Ord and Mary Wallace say the banks will make it easier for residents of Swalwell to recycle their waste.
“We can each play our part in cutting down on the damage we all cause to the environment,” said Peter. “Making recycling easier will boost al our efforts.
“We are encouraging residents to use the new facility. We definitely want it to stay once the trial period is over.”