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PUBLISHED: 00:59 24 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:02 03 March 2010

EVEN more families in the Suffolk Coastal area can now get into the recycling habit - and by next month every home in the district will be able to take part.

EVEN more families in the Suffolk Coastal area can now get into the recycling habit – and by next month every home in the district will be able to take part.

The fortnightly paper collection service, which has doubled the amount being collected, is being expanded to a further 1,500 homes thanks to the addition of two new duo collection vehicles to the council's fleet.

It means nearly every home in the district can recycle papers from their own kerbside using a special green crate, and the final 600 homes missing out will join the scheme early next month.

"The latest homes to join up to our fortnightly paper collection service will have received a leaflet advising them of when to put out their green crates and there has already been a tremendous response during the first week," said Chris Slemmings, cabinet member for the environment.

"With the introduction of the new vehicles and the extra 1,500 homes, it has been necessary to change the collection week for some people who were already on the service.

"Anyone affected should have received a leaflet advising them of the change. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but I hope people will soon get used to the slight change and enjoy the improvement of having only one vehicle collecting their black sacks and their paper.

"The new fortnightly collection of paper is proving very popular with our residents, with nearly 700 tonnes collected in April and May – over twice the total for the same time last year!"

n Any resident wanting more information about recycling can visit the council's website at www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk or ring 01394 444015.

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