A new glass recycling scheme has been launched for businesses operating in Wellingborough town centre, according to northants-news.co.uk.

The free green initiative has been launched by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), which is run by social enterprise Think3e. The scheme has been put in place to try and up recycling rates of the material. It’s expected that the new measures will see more than 60 tonnes of bottles recycled each year.

It is also claimed that the scheme will save businesses around £520 each year on reduced waste costs. However, some businesses are set to save even more. This includes Palm Beach nightclub in Commercial Way, which is set to save more than £1,000 thanks to the scheme. Events manager of the club, Paul Malonie said he was “very appreciative” of the scheme’s support.

None of the waste that is placed in the bins will be going to landfill, with 100 per cent of it being recycled. The scheme has come into place after the BID launched a successful cardboard and aluminium recycling scheme back in 2011, which is still ongoing.

Talking about the scheme, Marcus Baldry, managing director of Think3e, told northantstelegraph.co.uk: “We are pleased to be able to offer Wellingborough businesses a local waste collection, which we have estimated will collect in excess of five tonnes a month.”

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