New bin collections begin today across Preston

Posted on - 18th June, 2012 - 7:30am | Author - | Posted in - Preston Council, Preston News
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The blue recycling boxes will be phased out over the next four years in favour of new bins

New bin changes come into force across Preston today as the council swaps boxes for bins.


For the last three weeks new recycling and food waste bins have been distributed to homes in the city.

Collection days for waste will also be changing as part of the waste revamp, and residents can check their new day online.

The two new bins will replace the current blue boxes that many households have.

One bin is for plastic, glass and cans while the other is for paper and cardboard.

A statement from the council on why the changes are being made states: “We are planning new routes for our collection rounds in order to improve our levels of efficiency.

“This will mean that some properties on the borders of our current rounds may find that their collection days change or that we collect refuse and recycling on opposite weeks to our current schedules.”

The brown bins for food waste will continue, for homes that have them. These remain on a fortnightly basis.

Not all areas will get the new bins, some areas will continue using the boxes until the bins are brought in – which the council estimates will take four years to do the whole city.

Got bin problems? Here’s some help:

Search online for your collection day

Read the council’s bin collections frequently asked questions

Email the bin collection department

Phone the council on 01772 906905

Tweet the council @prestoncouncil

Image credit to George D Thompson

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