Residents in 350 properties in Wrexham are taking part in a new recycling trial to see if it proves easier and more effective for Wrexham Council.
Half of the homes will have the Wheelie Box system, which has three boxes stacked on top of each other and placed in the trolley. The top box is for paper and card, the middle for plastic bottles and mixed cans and the bottom box for glass bottles, jars and corrugated cardboard.
The remaining properties will use the “Let’s Sort it Out” system which involved using a green box and blue bag as they do now, but using an extra black box for glass bottles and jars.
Both of the trial systems are different to the current “kerbside-sort” scheme where the Recycling Operatives sort the recyclables into different compartments of the Recycling Collection Vehicle. Under the new schemes the recycling is sorted by residents allowing the contents to be emptied directly onto the vehicle.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Public Protection, said: “This is a short term pilot for a couple of months to try new methods of collection in Wrexham and we are always looking to see if we can improve efficiency. I would like to thank all those taking part and assure them that their feedback will be valuable to us to determine how recycling in Wrexham can be improved in the future.”
The properties taking part in the scheme have been chosen as they represent a good mix of property types and demographic make up.