New blue lidded bins will arrive in October
A NEW bin collection scheme that will allow people in the Harborough district to recycle in a simpler way will be launched in November.
Harborough District Council will replace the current service with a new three-bin system that allows people to recycle plastics from the kerbside.
The new scheme will use the existing green and black wheeled bins, but also see the introduction of a new blue-lidded wheeled bin (with removeable insert) - pictured. These are being delivered to all homes in the district in October.
The new service will mean less sorting for people with most recycling going into the new bin. It will save money by streamlining collections and helping the council get more value from the recycling materials collected. It will also be better for the environment.
People will use blue-lidded bins for plastic, cans, tins, glass, cardboard, yogurt pots, margarine tubs, aerosols, juice cartons (Tetra-pak) and the removable insert in them for paper.
The green bin will be for garden waste only and the black bins will be for non-recyclable waste only
Food waste containers will no longer be collected as food waste collections will stop. Existing recycling boxes will also no longer be collected.
Residents can keep their recycling boxes and caddies for storage if they wish, or they can drop them off at various collection points across the district being organised by the council (see the council’s website for more details).
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.
People can look out for the leaflet and calendar that will be delivered with the new blue-lidded bins in October to find out more about the service and when their bins will be collected.
Cllr Janette Ackerley, the council’s recycling spokesman, said: “Residents in the district have always been enthusiastic about recycling which is fantastic.
“They told us they wanted to recycle plastics - such as bottles, yogurt pots and margarine tubs. Thanks to these improvements we can recycle more and make things easier for people, who can put most of their recycling into a single bin rather than spend time sorting through it.”
People in the Harborough district already recycle more than any other district in Leicestershire and have helped the district hit the top ten for recycling nationally.
It is hoped these improvements will increase the amount the district recycles even further.
To find out more visit www.harborough.gov.uk/binchange.
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