Students living in West Lancashire have been complaining to MP Rosie Cooper that they have not been given a recycling bin by either their landlord or the council, leaving them with no option but to put recyclable items in their rubbish bins.
Whilst the Council maintain that it is the responsibility of the property management company to purchase recycling bins, for Rosie this has just raised more questions about how many student properties in West Lancashire are currently unable to recycle.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“Students want to recycle but shouldn’t have to purchase the bins themselves!
“Both the council and Student property owners should be doing all they can to facilitate and encourage their student tenants to recycle. It is disappointing that WLBC aren’t insisting that landlords provide recycling bins.
“The council are responsible for registering all the ‘Houses of Multiple Occupancy’ in the area, plenty of which will be student occupied, and require them to comply with the Council’s storage and waste disposal scheme. Although the HMO regulations require owners provide enough rubbish bins, it appears there is no requirement for recycling!
“There are currently 237 HMOs in West Lancashire and I have asked the council how many of them currently have a recycle bin, and whether they would consider imposing a requirement for HMOs to all purchase recycling bins.