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UPDATE: One Dead In Hwy. 401 Crash, Road Still Closed

A crash on Hwy. 401 between County Rd. 42 and Queen’s Ln. June 22, 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Ontario Provincial Police)

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Bin collections in South Cambridgeshire will be 'simplified'

PUBLISHED: 09:45 18 September 2017

Ben Comber

Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire bin collections change

Bob Vidler

Paper caddies are getting the boot to make recycling easier and save the council money.

Changes to bin collections will simplify the kerbside collection of recycling materials for residents across South Cambridgeshire.

When the chages come into effect residents will place paper directly into their blue wheelie bins, eliminating the need for paper caddies.

It is expected the date of the change will be announced by the end of September.

Cllr Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for environmental services, said: “This change will make recycling more straightforward for residents and save money at the same time. It is win-win. Our teams will now be working on a plan for a smooth transition to the new way of collecting paper. Making sure local people know what is happening is vital, but I hope we can implement the change before Christmas as it will make life a little easier for everyone at a time of year when we always see the amount of recycling rise.

“Please continue to use the paper caddy at the moment as we will be collecting paper in this way for the time being. We have a brilliant recycling track record in the district and it is excellent news that the modelling we have done suggests this may even improve under the new simplified system. Paper mixed in with other recyclables in the blue bin will still sent on for re-processing by paper manufacturers.”

The council can now commit to purchasing a certain type of recycling truck that will cut down the miles covered by collections. They will be used for the next seven years.

Recycling paper in the main part of the blue bin rather than a paper caddy means that fewer trucks are now needed.

Trucks which collect dry recycling that is mixed together, rather than separated, do not need to have split bodies, and so can carry more materials. This means collection rounds will be completed without the need for vehicles to return to base and be emptied as often.

The change means vehicles will cover around 26,000 fewer miles per year on South Cambridgeshire’s roads than using a separate caddy. This will lower fuel costs and reduced CO2 emissions.

More information about the changes can be found by visiting www.scambs.gov.uk[1] and clicking on the bins icon.

References

  1. ^ www.scambs.gov.uk (www.scambs.gov.uk)

Bridge in Banbridge, County Down is hit for fourth time

Lorry collides with bridgeImage copyright
Transport Consulting Company

Image caption

The lorry hit a 19th Century stone bridge, known as The Cut, which runs through the town centre

A low bridge in Banbridge, County Down, has been hit by a vehicle for the fourth time in less than a year.

It happened as the lorry drove under a 19th Century stone bridge in the town centre, known as The Cut, at about 21:25 BST on Tuesday.

The lorry appears to have some damage to its roof. The road under The Cut – Bridge Street – was closed for a short time, but no injuries were reported.

The last incident happened in May.

Image copyright
© Albert Bridge/CC Geograph

Image caption

The Cut is a 19th Century bridge in the middle of Banbridge town centre

In November a prison service van[1] hit the bridge and lost its roof.

The following day a second lorry became stuck under the bridge[2].

At the time, officers used the image as a warning to drivers of other high-sided vehicles, advising them to know the height and dimensions of their lorries before passing under bridges.

References

  1. ^ prison service van (www.bbc.co.uk)
  2. ^ a second lorry became stuck under the bridge (www.bbc.co.uk)

‘Looks like we need a bigger sign’

BridgeImage copyright
PSNI

Image caption

Police posted a photo of the lorry saying “The Cut 3, Lorries 0”

A low bridge in Banbridge, County Down, has been hit by a vehicle for the third time in less than a year.

It happened as the lorry drove under a 19th Century stone bridge known as The Cut.

PSNI Banbridge posted a photo of the damage[1] on Tuesday, with the caption: “Looks like we are going to need a bigger sign. The Cut 3, Lorries 0′.

“Usually people exaggerate their height, not think they are smaller.”

The lorry in question appears to have some damage to its roof.

Image copyright
© Albert Bridge/CC Geograph

Image caption

The Cut is a 19th Century bridge in the middle of Banbridge town centre

In November a prison service van[2] hit the bridge and lost its roof. The following day a second lorry became stuck under the bridge[3].

At the time officers used the image as a warning to drivers of other high-sided vehicles, advising them to know the height and dimensions of their lorries before passing under bridges.

References

  1. ^ posted a photo of the damage (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ prison service van (www.bbc.co.uk)
  3. ^ a second lorry became stuck under the bridge (www.bbc.co.uk)