Friday, 23 April 2010


Another 2,700 properties across Thanet will be joining the council's wheeled bin scheme from the early summer. (June).

Leaflets are being distributed to homes who will be joining the scheme between now and Monday 10 May. The homes are located in Birchington, Cliftonville, Garlinge, Lydden, Margate, Ramsgate, Sarre, Westgate and Westwood, with collections due to begin at the end of June.

The extra properties will be added on to the existing wheeled bin rounds to bring them up to capacity. The roads on this roll-out are either near to existing wheeled bin areas or can easily be incorporated into an existing round.

Under the scheme, waste that cannot be recycled is collected one week from the black lidded bin, while recyclable items, such as plastic bottles, tins, cans, paper and cardboard, are then collected the following week in the blue lidded bin.

Director of Environmental Services, Mark Seed, said: "This is part of the council's ongoing programme to try and get as many properties as we can on to the wheeled bin scheme. Obviously, with the pressure on local government at the moment to save money, we've got to accommodate all the new houses within existing rounds, which is quite a challenge. This rollout will bring the total of homes on the wheeled bin scheme to nearly 48,000, covering nearly three quarters of the households in Thanet"

1 comment:

  1. Yep we got a leaflet yesterday not sure if one will fit but will try.


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