Recycling bins on the way

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HOMES will continue to receive their new recycling bins this week with deliveries taking place in Throston, King Oswy, Clavering and Hart Village.

Most of the town’s 42,000 households are being given new grey wheeled bins to replace their existing white poly bags and blue bags as part of major changes to the way Hartlepool Borough Council collects households’ refuse and recycling.

Bin deliveries started on February 25 and are due to last for four weeks.

Fiona Srogi, the council’s waste management team leader, said: “Householders don’t need to be at home to receive their bins as they will be left at the front of their properties.

“However, if anyone notices that their neighbours have got their bins but they haven’t, they should telephone us on (01429) 523333 and we will arrange to send one out.”

Although residents’ existing blue boxes will continue to be used to recycle glass bottles and jars, other recyclable materials such as cardboard, plastic, metal and paper will go in the new grey bin.

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

Under the new system, residents will be required to put out their new grey bins and blue boxes together one week, and then their green and brown bins together the next.

Information about the new arrangements is available on the council’s website at www.hartlepool.gov.uk/newrecyclingservice