Distribution of new wheelie bins starts next week

Next week, will mark the start of Portsmouth City Council's new scheme to reduce waste and encourage recycling, as the distribution of the new wheelie bins for waste begins.

The scheme has been trialled around the city over the past two years and the use of the new bins saw the amount of rubbish being disposed of reduce by up to 20 per cent! This reduction will save money and protect the weekly collections

Lib Dem Councillor Dave Ashmore (Fratton ward), Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, said: "This new scheme will benefit the entire city by protecting our weekly collections, as well as protecting the environment through a reduction in waste and an increase in recycling. Just a few small changes from us all should see the city's recycling levels soar."

The new wheelie bins have a 140-litre capacity and only bagged rubbish contained within the bin will be collected. Residents who live in flat fronted properties will not receive a bin unless they request one and can store it off the highway. They will be able to put out up to three standard bin bags per week.

The bins are being distributed in truck rounds rather than geographical area, so don't be concerned if neighbouring roads receive their bins, much earlier in the schedule. All bins will be delivered by mid-November.

Once residents have received their new bins, if they no longer want their old bin, it can be left out for collection on the last Friday of the month. The Council will then repurpose or recycle them.

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