Residents who have ordered their second blue bin will begin receiving them this week as East Cambridgeshire District Council’s trading company, East Cambs Street Scene, prepares to start delivering waste and street cleansing services.
This move has enabled the council to provide residents with the option to acquire a second blue bin for a one-off payment of £25. Residents have been able to order their second blue bins since February, which will allow them to recycle even more and help the council reach their target to get 60% of the total waste collected recycled.
Tracey Arnold, who lives in Littleport, was the first lucky resident to receive her second blue bin and was also given a voucher on behalf of the council as a thank you for her promise to continue to recycle.
Tracey said: “I was first made aware of the council’s dedication to improving its recycling rates when they visited Littleport Community Primary School to launch their recycling campaign, ‘Be like Michael, recycle’. When I heard that I was going to be one of the first people in the district to receive a second blue bin I was thrilled! Recycling is so important to me and the second blue bin is going to make my life so much easier. I would encourage anyone to consider getting a second blue bin and help our community’s overall recycling rate”.
The council would like to remind residents that whilst the bins are currently being delivered, they will not be collected until after Tuesday the 3rd of April when East Cambs Street Scene start their collection rounds.
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 very pleased to see this come to fruition. This is an exciting time for the council with the introduction of the new trading company, we are able to offer a reliable and flexible service for the district.
To order your second blue bin, visit the East Cambs website: https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/content/additional-blue-bin