Major Recycling Changes Annouced By Denbighshire Council
Monthly collections, changing bins to boxes, fines, microchips and gull-proof bags are among the planned changes.
Major changes to Denbighshire Council's to its recycling and waste collections apporoved have been outlined and hope to be in place by September 2021.
Projects that will be introduced over the next two years include:
• A food waste recycling initiative which involves residents being fined if they fail to separate food waste from non-recyclable rubbish
• Launch of an eco schools awards and working directly with schools
• Purchase of new kerbside recycling vehicles
• Roll out of gull proof recycling sacks in West Rhyl
• Staggered roll out of new communal bin facilities
• Fortnight free opt-in kerbside recycling service for nappies and incontinence pads
• Recruitment drive for additional workforce
• New larger black bins offered to residents
• New Trollibocs (kerb-sort recycling boxes) delivered to homes over 12 week period, and blue bins recovered.
Kerb side sort "Trollibocs" will repace wheelie bins as part of Denbighshire Council collection changes.
Councillor Brian Jones, cabinet member for highways, environmental impact, waste and sustainable travel, said:
“We want to work with communities over the coming months to make sure they know about the changes that are coming their way between now and the main roll-out in 2021."There is more focus than ever on councils across Wales improving their recycling rates, with the expectancy that the rates will be set even higher in the coming years and we want to be ready for those changes.“The introduction of the new services will help the county improve its recycling rates and improve the quality and value of the recycling we collect. In the meantime we want to work with residents to encourage more recycling as quickly as possible .We will be doing this through a range of initiatives, publicity around how people can recycle and speaking directly with communities through roadshows, drop-in sessions and social media coverage, to name but a few initiatives".“By working together, we can ensure that the changes in 2021 are introduced as seamless as possible and that people will feel empowered to recycle more”.