Residents in Welshpool who will be receiving the new waste and recycling kerbside collection service from Powys County Council are being delivered their new containers and wheeled bin from this week (w/c 6 August).
Householders will be given three recycling containers - a red box for cans and plastic, a blue box for paper and card and an aqua box for glass, plus a black wheeled bin for non-recyclable rubbish. Those residents who requested the set of food waste caddies will also receive these around this time.
Deliveries are expected to take place over the course of the next four weeks before the new scheme commences from 3 September. Residents may not receive all the containers and the bin at the same time but will have them all before this date.
The new services comprises of weekly recycling collections and a fortnightly rubbish collection, and a calendar highlighting the different weeks will also be delivered, along with a comprehensive recycling guide.
Steve Holdaway, Head of Local and Environmental Services for Powys County Council said: “Making recycling as easy as possible for residents will allow us to prevent waste needlessly ending up in landfill sites, and give us the best chance of reaching the 52% target as set by the Welsh Government.
“We have found the containers to be very useful in helping to boost our recycling rate. More work has to be done to help this figure rise over the coming months, but rolling out the new collections in Welshpool will make a big difference.
“I hope that the town’s residents embrace recycling as much as those in other areas where the service has been introduced and I’m sure they will.”