Roadshows held to ease bins transition

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ROADSHOWS are being held to banish any confusion over the new blue-lidded bins system.

The new bins, which spell the end for the green and blue recycling boxes and the brown food waste bins, have been delivered to thousands of homes across the Harborough district in the last few weeks.

Harborough District Council says the new system will come into operation from November 19 – and that it will now allow people to recycle plastics from the kerbside.

The new blue-lidded bin is for plastics, cans, tins, glass, cardboard, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, aerosols, juice cartons (Tetra-pak) and there is also a removable insert for paper.

The existing black bin is for non-recyclable waste and food. Food will be removed from the waste at a biological treatment plant in Cotesbach.

The green bin is now only for garden waste.

A spokesman for Harborough District Council said: “When the new service begins in November, the blue-lidded wheeled bin will be collected one week, along with the green wheeled bin.

“The black wheeled bin will be collected the following week.

“Collections will then continue on alternate weeks.”

Some residents have already raised concerns about the new system, in particular that the blue lids do not appear to fit onto the bins correctly.

However, Harborough District Council says the lids will need time to reshape.

The roadshows will be taking place:

** Tomorrow (Friday) from 10am to 2pm and on Tuesday between 10am and 2pm outside the Sainsbury’s supermarket in St Mary’s Place, Harborough

** Wednesday from 10am to 2pm at the Co-op store in the Orchard Road car park in Broughton Astley

**The Market Square in front of the town hall in Lutterworth next Thursday, November 15, from 10am to 2pm