Drop in to find out about bin dates

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PEOPLE will be able to find out more about changes to their refuse and recycling collections at three drop-in events.

The events are being held to explain the changes which will see most of Hartlepool’s 42,000 homes receive a new grey-wheeled recycling bin to replace their existing white poly bags and blue bags.

The day and time that residents’ bins are emptied is also likely to change as Hartlepool Borough Council implements a more efficient Tuesday-Friday collection regime across the town instead of the current Monday-Friday system.

This will minimise the disruption to collections that is caused by Bank Holiday Mondays.

The drop-in events are all scheduled to take place from 1pm-4pm at:

● The foyer at Asda in the marina on Friday, February 22.

● The foyer at Tesco in Burn Road on Monday, March 4.

● The Central Library in York Road on Wednesday, March 6.

Council environmental projects officer, Kate Ainger, said: “We have tried to stage the events at easily accessible venues and we hope people will tdrop in and find out all about the new refuse and recycling arrangements.”

Delivery of the new recycling bins will begin on February 25 but the new arrangements are not due to start until April, with the first collections taking place on Tuesday, April 2. New bins before then.

An eight-page leaflet giving full details of the changes will delivered to homes.

Although residents will keep their existing blue boxes for glass bottles and jars, other recyclable materials such as cardboard, plastic, metal and paper will go in the new bin.

People should still use their brown bins to recycle garden waste and they should continue to put all non-recyclable waste in their green bins.

The new grey bins and blue boxes will have to be put out together one week, and thegreen and brown bins the next week.