Recycling bin roll-out begins

DELIVERY of new brown wheelie bins has started in prepartion for High Peak’s improved kerbside collection service – which will include plastics for the first time.

The new 240 litre bins have started to appear in Buxton and will soon be delivered across the borough.

HPBC will be promoting the expanded service, operational from July 2, at various events.

They will be at: Tesco, Whaley Bridge, June 1; Co-op, New Mills, June 8; Castleton car park, June 13, 10am-2pm; Chapel Carnival, June 16; Edale Country Day, June 17; New Mills Carnival, June 23 and Whaley Bridge Rose Queen, June 30.

Councillor Anthony McKeown, executive member for community services, said: “The addition of plastics to the kerbside scheme means that we now have a truly comprehensive recycling service.

“The new, improved service is great news for keen recyclers who will no longer have to put up with the inconvenience and fuel costs of taking plastics to the neighbourhood recycling centres.”

The brown bin will be used for: plastic bottles, tubs and trays; food tins and drink cans; empty aerosols; foil, cardboard, newspapers and magazines; office paper, greetings cards and wrapping paper together with Yellow Pages and telephone directories.

The red bag will continue to be used for unwanted clothes and shoes and the green box for glass bottles and jars only.

The green-lidded bin will still be used for garden waste and food scraps, and the black bin for general rubbish.

Leaflets detailing new collection dates and what can and cannot be put in the new bin will be delivered alongside the brown bins.