A NEW kerbside recycling initiative is being trialled across 17,000 homes from now until the end of next March.
Corrugated cardboard, previously too bulky for kerbside recycling, is now being collected from half of the borough’s homes.
Householders taking part in the trial have already received explanatory leaflets detailing the type of cardboard that can be recycled and when to put it out for collection.
Council head of environmental services Mike Whittaker said: “This is the perfect time of year to trial a scheme like this as people tend to have extra corrugated cardboard over Christmas from large boxes and packaging.
“We will get in touch with everyone taking part in the pilot scheme towards the end of March to tell them how successful it has been and whether it can be continued or not.”
For further details about the pilot scheme visit www.epnbc.gov.uk, or phone the recycling helpline on 0151 356 6797.
Residents are being asked to look out for calendars being attached to their green bins.
These give full details of refuse and recycling collections taking place over Christmas and the New Year.
Collections will continue but may be re-scheduled to accommodate bank holidays.
Garden waste collections will not take place over Christmas but will restart on January 7 when people will be able to put out their Christmas tree for collection with their brown bin.
They are asked to leave trees beside the bins with all of decorations removed.
Christmas cards can be put in the grey recycling box but wrapping paper cannot be accepted.
For more details on the Christmas and New Year waste collection calendar, call the recycling helpline on 0151 356 6797 between 8am and 4pm Monday-Thursday or 8am and 3.30pm on Fridays.
You can also log on to www.epnbc.gov.uk or visit www.recycleforcheshire.org.uk.