LANDLORDS of “houses of multiple occupation” in Wrexham will be able to apply for additional bins to encourage their tenants to recycle more.
In a report to Wrexham council’s executive board, Steve Jones, divisional manager for Streetscene, outlined plans to provide houses of multiple occupation, where six or more individuals live, such as student accommodation, with an extra refuse bin.
The introduction of a new bin would help reduce the amount of fly-tipping and give residents more incentive to recycle. The offer is currently available to family households of six or more.
The extra bins will be withdrawn when the new PFI facility opens on Wrexham Industrial Estate in the summer, when households will be able to place their food waste and cardboard in the garden waste container.
Landlords can apply for a new bin by writing to the chief environment officer. Recycling officers will then visit the households to asses whether they are using the bins properly and presenting recyclable materials for collection.
Recycling officers will also work with residents to offer advice and support regarding waste minimisation and recycling.
Once the officers are satisfied they are doing all they can to minimise waste, an additional bin will be provided. The extra bin will cost £10 to cover administration and delivery costs.
The new PFI facility will be a recycling and composting facility on Wrexham Industrial Estate.
Cllr David Bithell, lead member for environment and transport, said: “Wrexham has made real progress with regards to recycling and the environment in recent years.
“With the new PFI facility on the horizon and providing extra bins we will see residents recycling more of their waste then ever before.”
For more information, contact Steve Jones, divisional manager for Streetscene on 01978 729631.