A Dorset recycling scheme is set to be introduced to 40,000 more homes in the area, reports bournemouthecho.co.uk.

The measures, introduced by the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) saw new recycling bins being introduced to the areas of Christchurch and East Dorset.

The Council has now said that the scheme will now also be used in North Dorset and the remaining areas of East Dorset.

This includes Alderholt, Corfe Mullen, Cranborne, Holt, Sixpenny Handley, and Sturminster Marshall. Residents in these areas have been sent a letter and a leaflet by the Council signalling what the new measures will involve.

Talking about the new scheme, Councillor Hilary Cox, chairman of the Dorset Waste Partnership joint committee told salisburyjournal.co.uk: “The new service is clean, easy-to-use and enables people to recycle more at home, including plastic pots, tubs and trays.”

As well as normal recyclable materials, the new service will see the weekly collection of cooked and uncooked food waste that residents can add to a 23-litre outdoor bin, plus a seven-litre kitchen caddy.

Plastic bottles, pots, tubs, trays, paper, cardboard and other recyclable materials will be collected fortnightly from a 240-litre wheelie bin. There will also be a small recycling box for materials such glass, and a reusable bag for batteries.


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