PLANS have been unveiled to axe paper recycling banks in Barnsley - due to a decline in people using them.

For over 10 years paper banks have been provided free of charge at various locations by Palm Recycling.

The firm has told Barnsley Council that due to the small amount of paper now being collected, and changes in the paper recycling industry, it will no longer be possible to provide a paper bank service.

There has been an increase in collections at the kerbside and the rise in digital media has seen a reduction in the amount of paper available to recycle.

Coun Roy Miller said: "No other recycling banks are affected and residents wishing to recycle paper can still do so via the kerbside collected white sack.

"Barnsley Council receives an income for paper collected at kerbside and this is used to support and maintain current services, so recycling paper has many benefits."