Bins arrive for new system of recycling

District councillor for Winslow Sue Renshell with her new recycling bin  120823M-E921
District councillor for Winslow Sue Renshell with her new recycling bin 120823M-E921

Households across Aylesbury Vale are getting new recycling bins and may also have a new waste collection day.

Everyone should receive their new recyling bins within the next week, if they have not already been delivered, and households have been sent a letter with their new collection day.

From September, Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) is changing the way it collects waste and recycling.

A big new blue-topped wheelie bin will replace the existing recycling baskets and boxes. Paper, plastic, glass, tins, cartons, cardboard and clean foil can all be placed together in this, which will be collected fortnightly.

Inside the new, blue-lidded bin, you will find a small, green outdoor bin and a grey kitchen caddy for food waste, along with some compostable bin liners.

The green food waste bin will be collected weekly, and the food waste sent to an an anaerobic digester where it is converted into methane gas and slurry.

All other waste should go in your existing green wheeled bin, which in future will be collected fortnightly instead of weekly.

All the new recycling bins are due to be delivered by the end of August, and the new-style collections start from Tuesday, September 4.

A leaflet entitled Let’s Talk Rubbish and a ‘Wheel Of Waste’ to explain what should go in which bin can be found inside the new bins. For more information, visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/newbins or call 01296 585510.