Bin delivery under way

Waste management team leader Fiona Srogi with some of the new bins
Waste management team leader Fiona Srogi with some of the new bins

RESIDENTS have been reminded to keep an eye out for their new grey wheeled recycling bins which are now being delivered.

Most of Hartlepool’s 42,000 homes will receive new 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.

Deliveries of the bins started on Monday and will last for the four weeks.

This week, homes in Seaton Carew, Burbank, West View, Central Estate and the Headland will receive their bins.

Council officers say householders do not need to be at home when the bins are delivered as they will be left at the front of their properties.

The refuse and recycling changes also mean that the day and time that residents’ bins are emptied are likely to change as the council implements a more efficient Tuesday to Friday collection regime, instead of the current Monday to Friday system.

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

A calendar detailing residents’ exact collection dates will be attached to the new grey bins when they are delivered and people are asked to keep it for future reference.

The new refuse and recycling arrangements are to be introduced from the start of April, with the first collections taking place on April 2 and residents are asked not to put out their new bins before this time.

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.

For more information call the council on (01429) 523333 or visit