NEW bins set to help
shape the future of recycling in South Derbyshire are now being delivered.
Crews were joined by Peter Watson (pictured), chairman of environmental services at the district council, to start the ball rolling in Melbourne.
Peter Clough, 76, who has lived in Moira Street for more than 50 years, was one of the first to be visited.
He said: “This is ideal, a big improvement, and we are looking forward to getting started.”
More than 40,000 bins will be dropped off during the next four weeks in preparation for the beginning of the much anticipated new scheme in early October.
As revealed previously, the existing green boxes and blue bags are to be replaced by a single bin so all materials can be left in one place.
It means plastics and cardboard, which are not currently collected at the kerbside, can be recycled with tins, cans, aerosols, foil, mixed glass, paper and textiles.
Card and paper go in the caddy attached inside the bin, with all other materials placed into the main body. Textiles will be collected in a separate bag as they are now.
Councillor Watson said: “What has been clear during recently held road shows is how excited and passionate people are about the new service.”
Calendars are being distributed to inform residents of collection dates.