A council says a new bin system will help increase recycling in the borough and also help keep costs down.
Kettering Council has introduced a blue wheelie bin, replacing the blue boxes, for recycling plastics, bottles, cartons, cans and a range of other items.
The new bins, which take everything which used to go into the blue boxes as well as other items, are being delivered to every home in the borough throughout June and July. The 240-litre bin is the standard size, although 140-litre bins are also available.
Speaking as he watched the delivery of the bins to streets in Desborough today (Monday, June 10), Cllr Mark Dearing said the new bins would prove to be a good deal for residents, with more able to be put into them and the frequency with which they would have to be emptied being reduced.
“We are saving money because recycling rates have gone up,” added Cllr Dearing, the council’s portfolio holder for environment.
Residents will have a leaflet two weeks before their blue bin is due to be delivered, with a tag left on their bins the week before, the council’s waste education officer Rachel Gretton explained.
“People can keep their old blue boxes for storage or they can put them out for collection with their blue bin,” she said.
She added that many people had been in touch to ask about peelings and kitchen waste, which should now go in the black bin for general waste.