Twin Bins to be rolled out
More homes across South Northants are to be welcomed into
the recycling fold during the next two months.
The twin bin and door-to-door recycling schemes will be rolled
out to another 21 villages across the district, a move meaning
another 5,000 homes are included.
Twin bins give residents a chance to separate cardboard and
garden waste into a green bin which can then be composted
and used on farmers' fields.
Cans, plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines and glass will
be collected by the door-to-door scheme with the use of plastic
South Northants Council environment portfolio holder Allen
Walker said: "By separating their household waste residents
will be able to recycle or compost around half of their rubbish
so that it can be put to good use rather than being thrown
away, enabling us to keep our countryside green."
Villages set to receive the new bins are: Pattishall, Nether
Heyford, Abthorpe, Wappenham, Helmdon, Falcutt, Eydon, Crowfield,
Marston St Lawrence, Weedon Lois, Culworth, Sulgrave, Thorpe
Mandeville, Greatworth, Kings Sutton, Upper Astrop, Cogenhoe,
Whiston, Castle Ashby, Chadstone and Little Houghton.
The expansion is being funded by a £225,000 grant from
the department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
All bins and boxes are set to be delivered during April and
collections will begin the following month.
Residents will receive a letter through the post informing
them of the arrangements in their village.
For more details call the council on (0845) 2300226.
The Brackley Post - 18th March 2005