SOME households in Wrexham will receive new kitchen caddies and blue recycling bags to give them more opportunities to recycle.
The changes are being piloted among 6,000 households to help improve recycling and composting rates in Wrexham.
Householders will also be visited by Wrexham council’s recycling officers who can answer any questions they may have before the pilot starts.
The caddies are to collect food waste that can be put into the green bin along with garden waste and corrugated cardboard.
Households who do not receive the items should continue their recycling as usual with only garden waste going into the green bin.
The new blue bag, which replaces the green bag, will take all other cardboard, such as cereal boxes, as well as newspapers, magazines, office paper and Yellow Pages.
The new blue bag and recycling boxes should be put out every week as normal and the alternate collection of green and black bin will continue.
All residents joining the scheme will have been sent the new receptacles by July 20.
Cllr Dave Bithell, lead member for the environment and transport, said: “Our current kerbside recycling scheme started with 6,000 homes and now extends the whole of the county borough.
“This scheme too starts with 6,000 and will be extended to all households in the same manner following a successful pilot scheme.
“Our current recycling rate is more than 37% and I am sure this improvement to the service will see that figure rise even further.”
For further information, or to arrange delivery of a green bin if you do not have one, visit Contact Wrexham, Lord Street, Wrexham, or call the Pride in Your Streets team on 01978 298989.