Free recycling boxes offered for kerbside collections as part of a six month pilot

In a bid to encourage even more residents to recycle, householders in York will be offered up to three free replacement recycling boxes for their kerbside collections from next week.

City of York Council originally outlined plans to introduce a pilot scheme back in November, when the proposals were taken to a meeting for approval here

As well as providing an update on the York Community Recycling Fund and initiatives to reduce fly-tipping, approval was also given to undertake a pilot of the recycling boxes, using the £20k already allocated.

The pilot will start on Monday 11 March for up to six months and will offer up to three replacement recycle boxes to households in York.

To find out more information or to order the boxes visit: www.york.gov.uk/ReplacementBins

Garden waste collections will also start again from April, following a break during the winter season.

To find out when collections are due to take place visit: www.york.gov.uk/refuselookup

Cllr Andrew Waller, executive member for the environment, said: “We want to do more to help residents reduce waste and recycle or reuse more. Around 43 per cent of all household waste and compost is recycled, but through this pilot we want to encourage even more residents to recycle more.”

Cllr Jenny Brooks, executive member for housing and safer communities at City of York Council, said: “Our front-line waste team provides a vital service to our residents, making over two million recycling collections every year, including over a million garden waste collections too. We hope this pilot will encourage residents to consider recycling more.”

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