Hinckley and Bosworth residents have received new wheeled recycling bins with inner caddies reducing the number of containers as well as enhancing the present recycling service.
After the borough’s switch last year to the dual stream recycling scheme, the new wheeled bins with inner caddies replaced the many bags and boxes, making the recycling process easier for residents. New 240 litre wheeled bins for cans, mixed plastics, tetrapak and mixed glass and 55 litre inner caddies for mixed paper and card have been given to the residents, in addition, they can now also recycle textiles and batteries with Palm Recycling.
To accommodate the expected extra recycling volumes, Palm Recycling has increased its collection fleet from four split-bodied vehicles to five. The seven – year kerbside contract was awarded in 2011, and was the company’s first dual stream kerbside collection scheme and was developed closely with the council and saving them approximately £250,000 per annum.
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Councils chief officer Mike Brymer said: “Our residents are extremely committed to recycling. In response to their feedback we have improved the quality of recycling containers, which has made the scheme even easier.”
The dual stream collection scheme introduced by Palm Recycling makes sure that material quality is maintained as this is essential for recycling new products alongside increased recycling rates due to the expected increase in participation.
Palm Recycling facility manager Alex Walsh added: “The flexible nature of the service that Palm Recycling has implemented with Hinckley and Bosworth borough council has allowed for increased savings and the opportunity to achieve optimum recycling rates.”