750 homes will take part in new bin trial

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Calderdale Council will send garden waste bins to 750 homes in two wards as part of a new recycling trial.

The new bins will be sent to homes in Hipperholme and Illingworth as part of the new experiment.

The scheme will begin on April 16 and will run for 22 weeks.

The council have yet to decide on the size and the design of the bins, but have confirmed that they will be used to collect soft clippings, grass mowing, weeds, dead plants, leaf mulch and other compostable garden waste.

They will be collected on the same day as the regular bin collections in each of the areas.

It has not yet been decided which 750 homes will take part.

It means that chosen houses in Hipperholme will now have six bins - with the other five used for paper, plastic, food waste, glass bottles and general waste.

The council’s cabinet member for Economy and Environment Barry Collins (Illingworth, Lab) said: “I think this is a brilliant idea. We’ve been trying to expand our recycling work for some time and hopefully this will be one of the most important initiatives.

“The number of bins is an issue and, like councils across the country, we will be looking to find ways to intermingle waste in the coming months,” he added.