New wave of recycling in Suffolk Coastal

PARTS of Kesgrave, Melton and Rendlesham are included in the next wave of 5,000 more homes switching to the three-bin rubbish and recycling scheme in Suffolk Coastal.

PARTS of Kesgrave, Melton and Rendlesham are included in the next wave of 5,000 more homes switching to the three-bin rubbish and recycling scheme in Suffolk Coastal.

Households are being given a grey wheelie bin with a blue lid in which they can put cardboard, plastics, foil and cans to be collected every fortnight, plus an all-grey bin for waste that cannot currently be recycled.

In addition, homes have a brown bin for recycling garden and kitchen food waste.

Council cabinet member Andrew Nunn said: “This latest expansion will mean that 18,000 homes across the district will be linked up to our improved recycling service which has proved popular and well-used so far.

“The latest figures show that in those areas with the new service our recycling and composting rates are up to around 54 per cent, which is among the best in the country.”

The new service for the latest batch of 5,000 homes starts on October 22.

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For those homes on the new improved recycling service, the green crates for paper will no longer be emptied as all waste paper, catalogues and other paper products should now go in the blue-lidded bin.

However, as glass is not collected, the green crates can be used to store glass bottles and jars and take them to bottle banks.

Other areas added to the new service are Aldringham-cum-Thorpe, Badingham, Bruisyard, Great Glemham, Middleton, Pettistree, Purdis Farm, Rendham, Sweffling, Theberton and parts of Leiston.