THE countdown is on to the launch of Solihull Council’s new recycling service which will see residents recycling cans, tins, card and plastic bottles in addition to the paper and glass already recycled at present.
The remaining waste will go into a new black wheelie bin which will be collected weekly.
The service is set to be launched on September 28 with the intention of helping people to recycle and do their bit for the environment.
Some residents are still confused about the service so to clear up any misconceptions, here are the new recycling service facts:
l The wheelie bins will not have microchips to spy on householders.
l The collection vehicles will have computers to plan routes not to measure the amount of waste being collected.
l People living in flats won’t have wheelie bins and other properties also won’t be suitable. An alternative service will be arranged for them.
l If people recycle their waste the black bins should be enough for the remaining rubbish. Larger families can apply for larger bins.
If you are elderly or infirm contact 0121 704 8000 for assistance in moving the bins and boxes.
People will not be fined for genuine recycling mistakes although persistent offenders will be contacted.
For more information on recycling services, call 0121 704 8000 or visit www.solihull.gov.uk