Warrington council bosses believe that if they end weekly bin collections then the overall recycling rate will improve for their councils. Beginning in April, black bin collections are only going to take place one time every two weeks instead of every week. Green and blue bins will also be picked up just once every two weeks during alternating weeks.
At the moment the Warrington town recycling rate is just a bit over 43%, but the council believes that they can get this number up a bit higher. The council has committed to get their recycling rate up to at least 55% by the time 2020 rolls around as part of its new waste strategy. The new changes should help motivate people to recycle more as they will not have to bother with the rubbish bins every week.
Executive Board Member for Environment and public protection, Clr David Keane, stated that they would like to thank the residents of Warrington all of their support over the past few years and the efforts they have already made when it comes to recycling.
He continued to explain that when they make the waste changes during the spring the council hopes to see even more improvements in their brilliant recycling rate. Keane added that they want to make sure that all of the local Warrington residents are prepared for the upcoming changes and that any resident that does not already have a blue bin should order one now.
More information on the new recycling schedules and how it will run in Warrington as well as a detailed schedule of what bins will be picked up when the alternating schedule picks up in April residents can visit recycleforwarrington.co.uk.