New Recycling System on the Way
Published Tuesday 14th March 2017 in Community and living news
The Council recently approved plans for the introduction of a new, more efficient way of recycling for residents.
The scheme will see the replacement of the current white sack and blue box system by 2018, with two new wheelie bins for each household.
Speaking about the move, Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson, said, 'Our plans to replace the current white sack and blue box system with two new wheelie bins for each household next year, means that not only will we all be able to recycle much more efficiently, but also our streets will be cleaner, as the rubbish that sometimes drops from the boxes and the sacks on collection day will be contained within the wheelie bins, which are much easier to handle. Encouraging recycling reduces landfill, which helps to keep costs down and also protects the environment.'
Cllr Parkinson added, '66% of the Borough's homes are on terraced streets with no gardens, this new way of collecting will make recycling much easier for owners of terraced properties, as they will no longer need to carry sacks and boxes through the house to place at front door for collection.'
Cllr Parkinson concluded, 'We also plan to allow garden waste to be deposited in the normal household waste bin by this summer for those who wish to do so and offer a fee-based service for those who wish to continue to recycle their garden waste.'