South Norfolk Council have informed of cooking oil bank removals in the area:
“Rather unexpectedly and regrettably our cooking oil recycling contractor, Living Fuels, have advised us that they are unable to continue to provide a collection service for us. Their main concern has been apparent issues with ‘foreign’ waste being placed in the bins by the public causing handling and transport issues for their staff. This is a great shame as we put in the scheme with support from our partners Anglian Water (AWS) to intercept used cooking oil for recycling and to help reduce sewer blockages which is a serious and expensive problem.
After discussing options with Living Fuels and AWS, it is with regret that the 5 cooking oil banks in our district will be removed by the end of September 2018. They are located at Swan Lane Long Stratton, Tesco Harford Bridge, Bullock Fair Harleston, Weavers Court Diss and Ketts Park Wymondham.
Signs will be placed at all the sites informing residents of the other option available (disposal at Household Waste Recycling Centres) and providing notices that the banks are being removed.
Thank you for your support in introducing the cooking oil banks. We will look to replace the banks with alternative material banks in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please let me know.
Waste and Recycling Strategy Officer