STREETS IN BURSTWICK will join other Holderness areas in taking part with trials of fortnightly green bin collections.
Streets in Keyingham and Thorngumbald are already taking part in the trials which see the green landfill bin collections changing from weekly to fortnightly, and the blue recycling bin collections changing from monthly to fortnightly.
Haley Singleton is a local resident already included in the pilot. She posted on our Facebook Page on 24th May 2012: “It’s brilliant, works perfectly for us, we’ve signed up so we get a free text the night before so they remind us which bin to put out too”
In May Councillor Symon Fraser, the council cabinet member for environment, housing and planning, described the success of the new bin collection trials as “spectacular” – and this month John Skidmore, head of the council’s streetscene services, continued the praise: “The results have exceeded expectations. As a consequence we are going to widen the trial areas to see if it meets residents’ expectations in more areas of the East Riding.”
The extra trial areas include parts of Driffield, Molescroft, Goole, Burstwick, Bridlington, Shiptonthorpe, Hayton, Burnby and Londesborough. The new streets in Burstwick will be included in the trial from Monday 16th July 2012.
East Riding residents recycled 59.3 per cent of their waste in May, with those in the fortnightly trial areas reaching an average of 67 per cent, the area’s highest ever recycling rate. The 150,000 households across the East Riding put 2014 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak in their blue recycling bins last month, compared with 1212 tonnes in May 2011, an increase of 66 per cent.
In Holderness in May 2012, the amount of waste collected from the green bins was four per cent less than in the green bins in May 2011. In the same period, 219 tonnes of glass, paper, plastics, cans and Tetra Pak was collected from the blue bins, 64 tonnes more than last year, a 41 per cent increase.
No time limit has been set on the length of the trial.