New recycling scheme in force

The council is asking residents to get ready for the first stage of its new recycling scheme.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is launching the scheme, which will enable householders to recycle more at home, on August 6.

In their first stage tins and cans will be collected within a different container

The authority’s new refuse contractor Serco Ltd will be taking over and local people are being asked to recycle tins and cans in their blue recycling box – along with glass bottles and jars –rather than their blue recycling bag.

For the first time, residents will also be able to recycle in their blue box aerosols, aluminium trays and beverage cartons.

Leader of the council, Cllr Lewis Rose, said: “The new waste and recycling contract is exciting because it will enable our residents to recycle more – and that’s exactly what they told us they wanted.

“However, it is a complex project and to help local people we’ve broken it down into stages.

“We want residents to recycle tins and cans in their existing blue box instead of their blue bag, which is the case at the moment.”

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