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Council To Extend Fortnightly Bin Collection Trial

Published: 20th June 2012 12:06
East Riding residents recycled 59.3 per cent of their waste in May, with those in the fortnightly trial areas reaching an average of 67 per cent, the area’s highest ever recycling rate. 

Council To Extend Fortnightly Bin Collection Trial

East Riding residents recycled 59.3 per cent of their waste in May, with those in the fortnightly trial areas reaching an average of 67 per cent, the area's highest ever recycling rate.

The 150,000 households across the East Riding put 2014 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak in their blue recycling bins last month, compared with 1212 tonnes in May 2011, an increase of 66 per cent.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council, releasing the monthly waste figures, also announced that the 7,000 households in the six trial areas put 125 tonnes in their blue recycling bins. This led to a fall of 26 per cent in the amount of waste which was put in the green bins and sent to landfill.

John Skidmore, head of the council's streetscene services, said: "Our residents continue to prove their enthusiasm for cutting down on the waste they are creating while increasing the amounts they are recycling.

"Among the highlights are the way those residents taking part in the fortnightly trials have responded. The results have exceeded expectations. As a consequence we are going to widen the trial areas to see if it meets residents' expectations in more areas of the East Riding."

The extra trial areas include parts of Driffield, Molescroft, Goole, Burstwick, Bridlington, Shiptonthorpe, Hayton, Burnby and Londesborough.

From Monday, 2 July in areas of in Driffield, Molescroft, and Shiptonthorpe, Hayton, Burnby and Londesborough, and from Monday, 16 July in parts of Goole, Burstwick and Bridlington, the blue recycling bin collections will move from four-weekly to fortnightly and the green landfill bin collections will change to fortnightly from weekly.

The monthly figures broken down by area are:

 

Bridlington area
Last month (May), 284 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak were collected from the blue bins, 112 tonnes more than in May last year, an increase of 65 per cent. However, the amount of waste collected from the green bins in the area increased by six per cent compared to last year.

 

 

Beverley
The amount of waste collected from the green bins in the Beverley area was 14 per cent less than in the green bins in May last year. In May, 208 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak was collected from the blue bins, 76 tonnes more than in May last year, a 58 per cent increase.

 

 

Driffield
The amount of waste collected from the green bins in the Driffield area in May was six per cent less than in the green bins in May last year. In May, 148 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak was collected from the blue bins, 52 tonnes more than in May last year, a 54 per cent increase.

 

 

Haltemprice
The amount of waste collected from the green bins in the Haltemprice area in May was 14 per cent less than in the green bins in May last year. In May, 312 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak was collected from the blue bins, 101 tonnes more than in May last year, a 47 per cent increase.

 

 

Holderness Area
The amount of waste collected from the green bins in the Haltemprice area in May was four per cent less than in the green bins in May last year. In May, 219 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak was collected from the blue bins, 64 tonnes more than in May last year, a 41 per cent increase.

 

 

Market Weighton/Pocklington
The amount of waste collected from the green bins in the Market Weighton and Pocklington areas in May was six per cent less than in the green bins in May last year. In May, 224 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak was collected from the blue bins, 91 tonnes more than in May last year, a 68 per cent increase.

 

 

Goole
The amount of waste collected from the green bins in the Goole area in May was four per cent less than in the green bins in May last year. In May, 257 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak was collected from the blue bins, 97 tonnes more than in May last year, a 60 per cent increase.

 

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