Leicester

Blaby recycling service faces shake-up

A Leicestershire council is to look at overhauling its refuse and recycling service to make it more "efficient".

Blaby District Council currently gives residents one bin for refuse and three for recycling and uses three types of vehicle to collect them.

A pilot scheme will see this reduced to one bin each for recycling and refuse, collected by one vehicle.

Officials said this would make recycling easier for residents while saving the council money.

Glass not collected

Households currently have separate containers for paper and card, glass, and plastic and cans.

Glass will no longer be collected for recycling.

The council said glass costs £200,000 a year to collect and residents could either use their nearest recycling centre or put glass in their refuse.

Councillor Guy Jackson, said: "We want to make recycling easier and more efficient for our residents while reducing our impact on the environment.

"This is one option we are considering but we need to see how it works in practice and consider the comments we receive before any decisions are made."

The four-week trial will begin in Aston Flamville, Sapcote and Sharnford on 3 September and in Braunstone Town on 6 September.

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