York & North Yorkshire

Recycling box delivery to resume in York

Residents in York who have not received a new kerbside recycling box will be delivered one in September, the council has said.

More than 30,000 homes across the city received boxes earlier in the summer.

Deliveries were put on hold during the summer holiday period to reduce the risk of them being left outside properties whilst owners were away.

The remaining boxes will be delivered to the 40,000 households at a rate of 7,500 boxes per week.

By the end of October, every household that receives a recycling collection in the city will have three boxes in which to store their recyclables.

Each household is being given two additional plastic boxes with lids - one for glass bottles and jars and one for paper and cardboard. A net will be provided for residents to use on their existing box for plastic bottles and metal cans.

The council said the boxes were more hygienic and a practical way of storing recyclables and their design would help save collection crews' time.

Deliveries will resume on 6 September.

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