Posted: Mon 10th Oct 2016

Residents Thanked For Patience Ahead of ‘Big Week’ of Bin Collections for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 10th, 2016

As residents enter the second week of the new recycling routes the Council is preparing for a ‘big week’ as some black and green bins are due to be emptied for the first time in three weeks.

Extra vehicles will be sent out during this week out in order to make sure any excess bags are taken away and households can then settle in to the new rounds with alternate black and green bins returning to a fortnightly routine.

Residents are also advised to check their calendars to see which bin is to be put out to make sure they put out the correct bin.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said: “I would like to thank everyone for their patience and support whilst we introduced the new collection days which will be more efficient in the future.

“Everyone should now have received their new calendar showing which bin to put out on what day and I would encourage everyone to keep checking it to make sure they do not miss a collection.

“Our new recycling trolleys, caddies, boxes and bags are being used very well by everyone and I am confident we will see an increase in our recycling rates in the very near future.”

Last week Wrexham Council implemented changes to their collections services, increasing the number of plastics and textiles which can be recycled.

Plastics such as margarine tubs and yoghurt pots, will be taken and residents will be able to recycle clothing and footwear including socks but not for bedding, duvets or pillows.

All households can recycle all types of cardboard weekly either in their wheelie box or in their blue bag. If there’s excess cardboard for recycling please put it in another container or carrier bag, no black bin bags please, and it will be collected.

Items that cannot be recycled from the kerbside are things like crisp packets, sweet wrappers, bread bags, cling film, plastic film, polystyrene/foam, nappies, food and drink cartons, carrier bags, light bulbs, pyrex, soil/sods, rubble, toys, ceramics, electronics, pet/animal waste.

Food waste will be collected weekly in the lockable food caddy and only garden waste should be placed in the green bin.

Some homes have not had their green bins collected for two weeks due to the changes.

Wrexham Council say it has now completed its roll out of new recycling boxes for glass, blue bags, food caddies and trolley boxes.

Anyone who has not received a black box for glass or a food caddy should contact and request one be delivered.

Residents can also sign up to receive an email alert which will be sent to day before their bin and recyclables are due to go out. The email will also advise which colour bin needs to go out. Recyclables can be put out for collection every week.

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