Recycling is set to become easier for residents as the Council is replacing the current sacks and box recycling system, with two new wheeled bins for each household.

Information packs with all the details about the new and improved recycling scheme will start being delivered to residents in a couple of weeks, with the new bins starting to be delivered later this month and the scheme starting in June for some residents and July for others.

Councillor Paul Cox, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said; “This new system means that we will all be able to recycle much more efficiently and our streets will be cleaner, as the rubbish that sometimes blows out of the sacks and boxes on windy collection days will be contained within the wheeled bins, which are also much easier for residents and collection crews to handle.”

Councillor Cox added; “We’re bringing in this new system after listening to feedback from residents who have asked us to make recycling simpler. The new system means households will only have to split their recycling between the two bins. The brown bin will be for paper, cardboard and waxed cartons and the blue bin will be for glass, cans and mixed plastics. Another big plus of the new scheme is that we’ll be taking recycling off the front streets for the majority of the Borough, as our crews will collect each household’s recycling from the same place households present their grey bin, which for most people is on the back street of their terraced property.” 

Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson, added; “Providing the bins is a big investment for the Council which will help drive up our recycling rate. Recycling diverts waste from landfill so reduces the cost of waste disposal and helps keep Council Tax down.” 

Information packs, containing a calendar along with the relevant start dates and information for each resident’s street, will be delivered to homes in the next few weeks, and the new bins will be delivered during May and June. Of course help will be available for people who can’t manage the bins as the current assisted collection scheme will be automatically transferred to include the new recycling bins.

Don’t forget the myhyndburn app, which you can set up to send bin and recycling day reminders to you, at a time you choose. The myhyndburn app is free, available to download on most smart phones and devices and besides sending you text reminders about your bin day, you can also use it to book bulky collections and report fly tipping.

Photo below: Cabinet Member for Environmental Services Cllr Paul Cox and Council Leader Cllr Miles Parkinson with the new bins.