Recycling To Get Greener - Walkergate Councillors support recycling improvements

March 24, 2008 7:50 PM

Lib Dem councillors have agreed plans to improve the Council's household recycling service over the coming year.

The weekly bin collection service will remain. However, the black boxes will be replaced with wheelie bins and the garden waste scheme will be extended to most houses with gardens - both collected fortnightly by the Council.

The special recycling wheelie bins have a greater capacity than the black boxes and also have an internal caddy for glass. They will take cardboard as well as existing recyclable materials. Having a lid will also mean less mess on collection days.

Before the scheme is introduced, residents will be contacted to sort out any difficulties they might have with more than one wheelie bin.

Neighbourhood recycling points will also be expanded for homes where wheelie bins are not suitable - like multi-storey flats.

Walkergate Cllr Peter Allen said: "These proposals should make it easier for us all to recycle more - with your help the city will meet its ambitious targets for recycling even more of our waste."