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Thousands of bins delivered to homes by Barnet Council for new recycling system
Thousands of new bins are being delivered to homes in Barnet over the coming weeks before a new recycling system is introduced.
Residents will be able to place all recyclable waste in the blue containers rather than separating it into the current black and blue boxes.
The new system will allow more plastics to be recycled, including yogurt pots, margarine tubs and food trays.
Homes will also be sent a brown food waste bin and a brown food waste caddy for their kitchen in time for the new system starting on October 14.
The changes will be introduced to houses and small blocks of flats immediately before larger blocks of flats in early 2014.
The council says the majority of homes will have their refuse, recycling and food waste bins collected on the same day as part of a weekly collection.
A total of 330,000 new containers are being sent to homes in a huge logistical operation organised by Barnet Council.
The first bins were sent out on Monday, with deliveries continuing over the coming weeks.
Councillor Dean Cohen, cabinet member for environment, said: “We are about to make massive improvements to our recycling service – the scale of which is unprecedented by a local London council.
“We will be using a new fleet of vehicles which will make collections as efficient as possible, training a new recycling team to deliver great service and creating new routes for same-day collections.
“The council has listened to residents – they told us they wanted recycling to be easier and we’ve done exactly that by accepting all recyclable materials in one bin.
“Delivering these changes is a very large task so I ask residents to please bear with us.”
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For more information on the new service, visit the council's webpage or contact them via email@example.com or telephone 02083594600.
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