Recycling revolution continues in Preston

Coming soon: Wheelie bins for recycling

Coming soon: Wheelie bins for recycling

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Preston’s recycling revolution is spreading with the news that 2,000 more bins are on their way to new homes.

From Tuesday, September 30, new wheeled bins for recycling will be delivered to properties in Deepdale and Frenchwood to replace the current recycling boxes.

Cabinet member for community and environment, Councillor Robert Boswell, said: “Preston is leading the way and we are proud to be a city that recycles and cares about the environment.

“Soon over 47,000 homes across Preston will have easy to use wheeled bins for their recycling.”

Councillor Boswell said the changes are in answer to calls for help with recycling from the local community.

He added: “We’re making it easy to recycle and we’re introducing these new bins as a result of listening to residents.

“Since the scheme was first introduced more than two years ago, we have seen an extra 1,000 tonnes of waste being recycled by the people of Preston and we are confident this will keep increasing.”

Residents will receive two recycling bins – a red lidded bin for paper and card, and a yellow lidded bin for plastic bottles and cans - and affected properties will be notified in advance of receiving the bin.

And the recycling can begin as soon as the bins arrive.

Last year, Preston recycled over 37 per cent of its waste, equivalent to 18,299 tonnes following the £2.5m investment.

Money will be being saved on the vehicles, as the vehicles that collect the wheeled bins are less expensive to run than the vehicles that collect the now-redundant boxes.