GREEN residents have recycled almost 4,700 tonnes of rubbish since the autumn - that’s equivalent in weight to 782 bull elephants.
This amount has been collected since a new series of kerbside collections was introduced by Solihull Council.
And now the local authority will be toughening up on those homeowners who leave extra waste alongside their black wheelie bin.
By refusing to collect this additional refuse, the council hopes that it will boost recycling further.
Coun Kate Wild, cabinet member for community services, said: “The amount of recycling residents have collected so far is fantastic. We hope that by asking residents not to put out extra waste, we can encourage people to make the most of their recycling collections and recycle as much of our waste as possible.”
Between now and June 1, when the council is taking the stricter approach, the local authority will be working with people who are putting out too much waste. Larger families or residents with medical conditions can apply for a larger bin.
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