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Shropshire Council New Recycling Scheme

The rollout of our new recycling collection service will begin in the Shrewsbury area on Monday 3rd October, before being phased in across the rest of the county over the next 6 months.  The service will have two new elements.  Firstly, the collection of cardboard with paper in a 75 litre, reusable blue bag.  Secondly, residents will no longer need to present  glass bottles and jars in a separate box to the plastics and metal containers, so these can be mixed in whatever way is convenient which may reduce the number of boxes needed.

Veolia will begin delivery of the blue bags in the Shrewsbury area on Monday 19th September, and these will be accompanied by a leaflet which explains the service and gives more information on the waste service as a whole.  A copy of the leaflet is attached for your information, along with a set of Frequently Asked Questions.

There will also be a new initiative to assist residents in flats and other properties with shared waste containers.  This focusses on an orange bag with two compartments which residents can use to carry the recyclable material to the shared collection points.  This service is explained in a separate leaflet, also attached, which will only be delivered to those properties affected.

Finally, a reminder that as in future cardboard for recycling will be collected from the kerbside, the temporary Bring Banks for cardboard will be removed towards the end of October.  Stickers informing residents will be placed on the banks at least two weeks in advance of their removal to limit any inconvenience.