Ramping up your recycling rate is now even easier – thanks to the introduction of second blue bins.
From 1st February 2018 residents in East Cambridgeshire can request a second blue bin for a one-off fee of £25 - with no additional cost for it to be emptied.
The decision was made following requests from residents and the extended recycling provision will start on the 1st April through the council’s trading company, East Cambs Street Scene Ltd.
Councillor Julia Huffer, service delivery champion for waste services, said: “Residents have been telling us for a long time that they want an extra blue bin and I am thrilled to say that from the 1st April this year we are able to offer that option.
“For a one-off fee of £25 any household can order a second blue bin, which will be emptied at the same time as the first blue bin, at no additional charge.”
Councillor Anna Bailey added: “By delivering the service through the council's trading company, East Cambs Street Scene Ltd we are able to have a much more flexible approach.
“We really hope that residents who find themselves putting blue bin waste into black bags will take up this offer.”
Residents of East Cambridgeshire are encouraged to take up the offer of the second blue bin to help the council achieve its 60% recycling rate target.
Keep an eye on East Cambridgeshire District Council’s website from 1st February on how you can order your second blue bin.