Residents in a Lancashire borough are set to be provided with new recycling bins that will be used for food and gardening waste.

The bins will be delivered to those in the Ribble Valley region by the end of the summer, according to clitheroeadvertiser. They can be used for a variety of products such as seeds, apples cores, vegetable peelings tea bags and paper towels.

However residents will not be able to dispose of cooked food, meat, fish or dairy products using the bins. Properties with gardens will also see their standard 140-litre green bin replaced with a 240-litre bin to dispose of their garden waste.

Residents in the area already recycle 43 per cent of their domestic waste, however the new bins should hopefully boost the figures even more.

Talking about the new measures, Robert Thompson, chairman of Ribble Valley Council’s community services committee, told “Ribble Valley households have made great strides in recycling in recent years, but more can be done.”

He added: “By signing up to the council’s collections of uncooked waste, households can help boost the borough’s recycling rates even further, which will preserve our valley for generations to come.”

Funds for the bins have come from a £750,000 government windfall. Eighty-four other local authorities over the UK have also been given money to finance new recycling measures also.  

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