Householders in a north Liverpool ward are taking part in a pilot programme to increase the amount of waste which is recycled.
More than 1500 terraced houses in the County ward, which currently use bin bags for their waste collection, are receiving new blue recycling bags and black storage bins.
The bags, which have a guide to what materials can be recycled printed on them, can be used to store items in homes and if space is tight there’s also a handy hook to hang them up. The black bins are to help store domestic rubbish that can’t be recycled and are made to be kept in backyards.
Residents will still leave waste in bin bags on collection days but can keep these secure between collections using the bins.
The new storage bins and recycling bags were funded through the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority.
Local Councillor Gerard Woodhouse said: “Not only will this help increase the recycling rate in the County ward it will also cut down the amount of waste left in alleyways and I am sure it will be welcomed by local residents.”
And Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “We are aiming to achieve a 55% recycling rate in Liverpool by 2020 and areas which have high levels of terraced houses with alleyways can play a significant part in that. There are many residents there who would like to recycle more but, because they currently have to use bin bags, they find it difficult to do so. This pilot scheme will boost the amount the city recycles.”
All residents involved will receive a helpful easy to read leaflet with their new bag and bin, but should they have any more questions about what to do they can speak to Streetscene at Liverpool City Council by calling 0151 233 3001 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured are Councillors Woodhouse and Roy Gladden with Enterprise Liverpool crew members and the new recycling bags and storage bins