New recycling wheelie bins delivered to nearly 80,000 homes
Almost 80,000 wheelie bins for recycling cans, glass and plastic have been delivered to homes across the Shropshire Council area in the last six months – with a further 19,000 set to be delivered before Christmas.
The purple-lidded bins were available on request, with orders opening in mid-January . Just over 77,000 were ordered before 1 April and these have now been delivered.
Now, the 19,000 bins ordered between 1 April and 31 October will be delivered, starting today (7 November).
Online orders for the bins have now closed, but they can still be requested by phone, for delivery early next year.
The bins ordered before 1 April were first delivered in the south Shropshire area, followed by the Bridgnorth area, the Shrewsbury area, the Oswestry area and, lastly, the north Shropshire area.
The bins have been manufactured by Telford-based Craemer Ltd.
Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for waste management, said:
“We’ve had a phenomenal number of requests from across the county for these new bins and I know many people couldn’t – or can’t – wait to receive theirs. I’m delighted that the first phase of deliveries has been completed, and that the second phase will begin this week.
“I want to thank everyone who has ordered a bin, and thank people for their patience while waiting for theirs to be delivered.
“Residents who ordered after 1 April will have to wait a little while longer for theirs, so we ask them to bear with us and we’ll get their bin to them as soon as we can.”
People can use their new bin as soon as they receive it.
Once the new bin has been delivered, people can continue to use their recycling boxes as well as their bin, re-use their boxes – perhaps as planters or for storage – or take them to a recycling centre to be recycled.
To order a bin call 0345 678 9007.
The bin – which is optional and free – replaces the existing black recycling boxes, and will help to increase the amount of waste recycled by providing households with a larger container.
It will also reduce the amount of waste lost to the recycling process after being blown out of the boxes on windy days,
And it will make the storage of recycling more convenient for residents, and reduce the amount of bending and lifting for residents and waste and recycling crews.