7 June 2017

Wheelie good news for recycling!

Cityclean staff will start delivering 60,000 new recycling wheelie bins to residents across the city over the next three months.

Deliveries start on Monday 12 June.

The bins are being introduced in response to requests from residents, as the council aims to ‘get the basics right’ and improve its recycling service.

Before bins are delivered, residents will receive a leaflet explaining how the service will work and what can and cannot go into the bin for recycling.

Once the bin arrives, they can start using it straight away!

The 240 litre bins should be adequate for most households, but residents have the option of ordering a larger or smaller size. Residents should hang onto their recycling boxes for glass which cannot be placed in the new wheeled bins.

Assisted collections will be available for those residents who are unable to place their bins by the kerb.

Collection days won’t change but residents living in the Whitehawk area will move from weekly to fortnightly collections.

Most residents who live outside the city centre and have space to store bins, will receive a recycling wheelie bin. However, there are some areas wheelie bins are not suitable, for example where there are narrow pavements or steep steps.

If you don’t currently have a wheelie bin for your refuse, you won’t be getting a recycling wheelie bin.

City clean will be looking at ways to improve the refuse and recycling collection service for people living in these areas.

Areas currently covered by communal bins are not affected.

The bins will be delivered in three phases by area.

 The first phase will cover areas in Central Hove,  East Brighton, Goldsmid, Hangleton & Knoll, Hove Park, North Portslade, South Portslade, Westbourne and Wish wards.

The first phase of approximately 20,000 bins will be delivered over the next month starting from next week. Leaflets will be distributed to all households in the scheme before the wheelie bins arrive.

The delivery schedule has been designed to co-incide with the current recycling rounds, so each phase includes multiple wards. This also means that a whole ward may not be completed in one phase.

Detailed street by street information will be available on the council’s website before each delivery phase begins.

Council officers are keen to work with groups and Local Action Teams to help residents reduce their waste and increase recycling.

As the bins are delivered, officers will be available to answer resident queries.

For more information, go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/recycling-wheelie-bins