New, larger garden waste bins delivered this week in Suffolk Coastal area
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The delivery of new, larger garden waste bins to homes in Suffolk Coastal will begin on Tuesday.
The council introduced paid-for garden waste collections in May this year and one of the benefits of joining the scheme is that subscribers can get a free upgrade - receiving a larger (240 litre) green bin for their garden waste.
The new bins come with the added attraction of being fitted with embedded, hi tech tags which can - be “read” by a special device that the bin lorry crews will have, to ensure the right bins are emptied.
“We have had a very good response to the Garden Waste Scheme, with about 33,500 households (or about 57% of homes) signing up for the paid-for service,” explained Carol Poulter, Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Green Environment.
“Of these, 80% have opted to get the larger green bins, so delivering all the new bins is a huge logistical exercise. We will then return at a later date to pick up any unwanted old brown bins, although people are welcome to keep them.”
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It is expected to take about a month to get round to all the homes that have currently opted in to receive a new green bin.
The rollout will be done area by area, starting in the Felixstowe area and working northwards through the district.
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As well as the embedded security tags, the bins will have an address/bar code sticker fixed to them. The address/barcode sticker is just temporary and will eventually come off in the weather - its purpose is purely to make delivering the bins to the correct address easier.