Bigger bins are there for recycling

Malvern Gazette: Bigger bins are there for recycling Bigger bins are there for recycling

RESIDENTS who produce a lot of recycling have been reassured it will not be left to pile up once wheelie bins are introduced.

From May, Malvern Hills District Council is switching from its weekly pink sack recycling collections to a fortnightly arrangement using wheelie bins.

The standard plastic bin will hold the equivalent of four sacks worth of recycling – equivalent to two a week.

But there is currently no limit on the number of recycling sacks that can be collected and the council said anyone who produced a lot of recycling could request a larger bin.

But the Gazette heard from one concerned resident who had called up the Worcestershire Hub to request a larger bin and was told that only the standard size was available and that any recycling that did not fit in would not be collected.

When we contacted the council, a spokesman insisted this is not the case, but admitted the larger bins may not be immediately available.

“Any customer who requests a larger bin is entitled to one, providing that we can get our freighter to the property,” she said.

She added that Worcestershire Hub staff had been reminded about this information “to ensure that there is no further confusion”.

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7:21am Fri 5 Apr 13

Allan Whitehead says...

Can I say that if you are issued with a standard size wheelie bin the unless you have a very large family, and that you enter the spirit of recycling by washing Bottles, Tin Cans, Plastic Containers, and collapse all cardboard boxes the standard wheelie bin will be adequate. We have been using wheelie bins for approximately 13 years and find them far superior to any of the other way it was previously collected.
Yes, we had all the fears of vermin, smelly bins you name it was discussed prior to implementation. However, the only smelly bins are belonging to those have always had smelly unclean waste bins.
Can I say that if you are issued with a standard size wheelie bin the unless you have a very large family, and that you enter the spirit of recycling by washing Bottles, Tin Cans, Plastic Containers, and collapse all cardboard boxes the standard wheelie bin will be adequate. We have been using wheelie bins for approximately 13 years and find them far superior to any of the other way it was previously collected. Yes, we had all the fears of vermin, smelly bins you name it was discussed prior to implementation. However, the only smelly bins are belonging to those have always had smelly unclean waste bins. Allan Whitehead
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