Homes across Purbeck start receiving new recycle containers

GET READY: Steve Burdis, director, Dorset Waste Partnership, promoting the new recycling service

GET READY: Steve Burdis, director, Dorset Waste Partnership, promoting the new recycling service

First published in News by

HOMES across parts of Purbeck should start receiving containers for their new ‘recycle for Dorset’ collection service this month.

These new containers will be distributed throughout January and February across Purbeck and West Dorset.

The containers will be used with the new service, set to start in March.

Around 18,000 containers were delivered to Purbeck homes in the Christmas run-up, and deliveries should be completed by the end of February.

A Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) spokesman said: “Most households will receive a seven-litre kitchen caddy and 23-litre lockable bin for food waste, a 140-litre wheelie bin for rubbish and a 240-litre wheelie bin for recycling.

“Purbeck households that already have a 240-litre wheelie bin for rubbish will use this for their recycling from March.

“All households will keep their green box to use for recycling glass.”

The spokesman said properties that were unable to use wheelie bins would receive sacks for rubbish and two extra boxes for recycling.

Residents who paid for an optional garden waste bin before October 18 will also receive this, according to DWP.

The spokesman added: “Everyone will also get an information pack through their letterbox, with a user guide, stickers for their recycling containers , a reusable battery bag and free compostable caddy liners.

“New collection calendars starting from March will be posted separately during February.

“Deliveries are on a rolling basis.

“Residents do not need to be home when their containers are delivered but should take them into their property as soon as they can.”

The aim of ‘recycle for Dorset’ is to increase waste recycling to 65 per cent by 2015, reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill and drive down costs.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:56pm Tue 14 Jan 14

KayKay23 says...

Upton have already recieved theirs!!
They were delivered before Christmas!
Upton have already recieved theirs!! They were delivered before Christmas! KayKay23
  • Score: 0

3:59pm Tue 14 Jan 14

pigfarmer says...

All of them contain an RFID chip. Why ?
All of them contain an RFID chip. Why ? pigfarmer
  • Score: 3

9:32pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Jetwasher says...

When i arrived home this evening the council had placed some new small brown food waste bins by our door, Thanks bournemouth council they will come in handy to put some bits and bobs and screws and nails in, they will br in the shed. We certainly wont be using them to put food waste in. Carry on as normal for us with black bin bags. We do use our recycle bin and recycle what we can two bins is enough for us. But this is a step too far, Sod off bournemouth council… Rant over, thanks
When i arrived home this evening the council had placed some new small brown food waste bins by our door, Thanks bournemouth council they will come in handy to put some bits and bobs and screws and nails in, they will br in the shed. We certainly wont be using them to put food waste in. Carry on as normal for us with black bin bags. We do use our recycle bin and recycle what we can two bins is enough for us. But this is a step too far, Sod off bournemouth council… Rant over, thanks Jetwasher
  • Score: 0

10:37am Sat 18 Jan 14

Uptonian2 says...

KayKay23 wrote:
Upton have already recieved theirs!!
They were delivered before Christmas!
Upton has 3X more bins than people.....
[quote][p][bold]KayKay23[/bold] wrote: Upton have already recieved theirs!! They were delivered before Christmas![/p][/quote]Upton has 3X more bins than people..... Uptonian2
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree