ALMOST 6,000 residents living in Rossett, Gresford, Garden Village, Little Acton, Rhosddu and Borras have been included in the new phase of the kerbside recycling scheme.

Plastic boxes for glass bottles, jars, plastic bottles, cans, tins and aerosols have been delivered to households, as well as green sacks for newspapers, junk mail and magazines. Householders with gardens have been given an additional green wheeled bin to be used just for garden waste.

All recycled materials will be collected every week while the general household waste bin and the green waste bin will be emptied on alternate weeks.

It's expected that the rolling programme, part of the Recycle with Michael scheme, will include 24,000 households by the end of the year.

Chief community services officer John Bradbury said: 'We hope householders find the new service helps them recycle more.

'Participation means we will reduce the amount of rubbish that's currently sent to landfill sites. People will be amazed at the difference recycling makes to the waste that is normally placed in the ordinary household bin, as well as the difference it makes to the environment.'

He added: 'We asked the public for their views on recycling last year and the response was excellent. The message to us was very clear - 95% of householders said they would be willing to separate out dry recyclables from other rubbish and would like them collected by the council from the kerb-side. And 95% said they would increase the amount they recycled if the council collected dry recyclables from their homes.

'For those people who are not on the Recycle With Michael scheme, they can take advantage of the Neighbourhood Recycling Centres that are available in communities around the county borough.' If you need advice or assistance on how to get the most out of the new service, e-mail or visit the website at or call the Recycling Helpline on 01978 292085.