Derby has become the latest area to consolidate numerous recycling bins into one, larger offering, reports. 

Following in the footsteps of its peers around the country, Derby City Council has started delivering larger bins that will be used for paper, textiles and cardboard in one place. It will see the old scheme of separating into blue, red and orange containers; instead requiring locals to place all their recycling together in a new 240-litre bin.

The 80,000 recycling bins for home are expected to be delivered over the next three months, along with correspondence to inform local residents of the change.

As part of the new scheme, however, Derby Council has put an end to collecting textiles, so locals have been advised to leave them out of the bins. They will take paper, cardboard, glass, tins, plastic, cartons and aerosols, though.

It is hoped the scheme would not only encourage residents to recycle more as the whole process will be easier, but also save the council in the region of £500,000 every year.

Commenting on the development, chairman of the Sinfin and Spondon Against Incineration protest group, Simon Bacon told how a simpler scheme will encourage more recycling.

Noting problems with the old scheme, Bacon complained: “Paper and card would come out of the bags and blow about and that may have put some people off.”

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