A COUNCILLOR has hit out against the removal of a plastic recycling bank in Ingleton.

Craven District Council has received notification that the plastic bottle bank in the town will be removed because its recycling contractor Recresco has pulled out because of spiralling costs.

The plastic bank is being removed from the Community Centre car park.

“This is a real blow for our recycling scheme,” said Councillor Carl Lis, lead member for Greener Craven and ward councillor for Ingleton and Clapham.

“People in Craven want to recycle and it is our job as a council to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

“To be given notice by our contractor that it will cease this service because of high costs is really disappointing. We are working hard to find an alternative.”

Residents who have been using the recycling banks are now urged to put any plastic bottles in their blue bin for recycling.