Blue bins proving a real success
18th October 2010
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The amount of dry recycled waste collected in the District has rocketed by 21 per cent following the rollout of new blue wheelie bins by Cannock Chase Council, latest figures reveal.


The rollout of the new blue bins to around 41,500 properties started on 5th July and was completed – one month ahead of schedule – at the end of August. They replaced the old blue boxes and bags for dry recyclables like glass, plastic, cardboard and newspaper.


In August, 870 tonnes of dry recyclable waste was collected in the District. The average collection weight for April to June 2010 was 717 tonnes – an increase of 21 per cent.


When August 2010 is compared with August 2009, the rise is even more pronounced – a huge increase of 32 per cent (658 tonnes in August 2009; 870 tonnes in August 2010).


The increase in recycling comes not before time, and has been made possible by the efficient system now in place. This recycling development was much needed with the Cannock Tip continuing to grow and now dominate the views from many places around Cannock.


Residents who feel they need a larger blue wheelie bin should contact Tony Morris, the Council’s Recycling Officer, on 01543 462621 or email


Information courtesy of Jamie Summerfield, Communications Officer, Cannock Chase District Council.

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