All sorted for new re­cy­cling waste sys­tem?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Refuse Collection Changes - By Tim Collins

tcollins@thek­m­group.co.uk 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

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