FAMILIES in Solihull will be able to recycle unwanted glass bottles thanks to a new council collection.
From September 8, new black recycling boxes will be delivered to 78,000 homes in the borough.
Although the scheme will only be offered to people in houses, the council is planning for residents living in flats, maisonettes and apartment blocks to take part in the collection scheme next year.
The service is set to start at the end of September and it will be a fortnightly service to alternate weeks with the current paper collection.
Cabinet member for community services and environment, Coun Kate Wild said: "We know how keen Solihull people are to recycle.
"Thanks to their help, we're already recycling 30 per cent of our waste and with our new recycling collections and their commitment, we hope that we can recycle even more."
The new glass collection services marks the start of the transformation of waste and recycling services in Solihull.
Additional collections are planned for next year for plastic bottles, tins and cardboard as well as the introduction of black wheelie bins for rubbish that can't be recycled.
For more information visit the Council's website: www.solihull.gov.uk/environment/recycling.htm or call 0121 7048000.
What can be recycled?
* All glass bottles and jars -rinsed out and with all lids and corks removed
* Glass ovenware or dishes (these are made of different glass which needs a higher temperature to melt) * Glass vases - some glass vases contain lead which means they can't be recycled. * Broken glass ..SUPL: