All sorted for new recycling waste system?
firstname.lastname@example.org Wheelie bins and food caddies have been making their way to thousands of homes, ahead of the Ashford borough’s new refuse collection service.
Starting from Monday, the new scheme – aimed at improving Ashford Borough Council’s recycling record, which is currently the worst in the country – will be coming into force.
Households will now be required to separate their waste into recycling, compostable food waste and non-recyclable waste.
Cllr Jessamy Blanford, the council’s portfolio holder for environment, said: “The new collections are a big change for many of us and it will take a little time to get used to them.
“If we work together, the new system should soon be second nature to us all.”
Households should now have received information packs containing all of the advice they should need to get started with the new service – including a collection calendar and a detailed guide to using the new bins.
A new wheelie bin for waste, another for recycling, a miniature bin for food waste and a worktop food waste caddy should also have arrived.
Food waste will be collected on a weekly basis, while recycling and non-recyclable waste will be collected on alternating weeks.
Households can also opt to have their gardening waste collected for an additional £30 per year.
Households will be required to separate their waste into recycling, compostable food waste and non-recyclable waste under the new refuse collection service
Cllr Jessamy Blanford