From March 2012 Newtownabbey Borough Council will be introducing changes to the way recycled waste is collected from local households.
Blue bins are to be removed and replaced by an additional kerbside box which will be collected weekly. The new black kerbie box will be collected on the same day as the current red kerbie box.
In addition to increasing recycling capacity, residents will now be able to recycle more at their door, with additional items being collected in the black kerbie box. This includes paper, mixed plastics such as yoghurt pots and butter tubs, and Tetra Paks such as juice cartons. Recycling these new waste streams will help increase the volume of waste that is recycled and reduce the volumes sent to landfill.
Those who may experience difficulties transporting their kerbie boxes to the roadside can request the ‘Assisted Lift’ service or a trolley.
The rollout of this new service will happen from March and residents will receive further information regarding the changes prior to it taking place in their area.