Recycling is about to get ‘wheelie exciting’ for thousands of residents across Wrexham – with Wheelie Boxes set to be ‘rolled out’ to properties across the County Borough.
Next week Wrexham Council Officers along with C K Services will be hitting the streets to introduce the new ‘Wheelie Box’ recycling service.
Overall 13,000 properties across Wrexham will receive new recycling Wheelie Boxes. Residents will receive the stackable boxes along with a flyer explaining the service and what goes in each box.
The Wheelie Box scheme is part of the Councils drive to increase recycling and help hit statutory targets recycling targets set by the Welsh Governments. It is hoped the Wheelie Boxes will simplify the recycling scheme and further enhance the recycling figures as we strive to reach the next statutory target of 64% set by Welsh Government.
The scheme comes off the back of a recycling trial last year – which saw 350 properties use the boxes to see if they improved efficiency and recycling.
Lead Member for Environment and Transport Councillor David A Bithell said: “The new Wheelie Boxes which complement the new kerbside sort recycling vehicles will play a huge part in ensuring that Wrexham is able to meet its future recycling targets.
“We hope that the new system will really encourage those households who have them to recycle as much as possible.”
The new Wheelie Boxes will be rolled out to resident’s week commencing 16th May and will take approximately three weeks to deliver all 13,000.
To allow the future enhancement of the recycling scheme the Council will be using new specialist recycling collection vehicles which were funded by grant monies from WRAP Cymru (Waste Resources Action Programme).
The vehicles enable a wider range of materials to be collected, ensuring the future enhancement to the recycling collection service.