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City of York council to resume delivery of recycling boxes

City of York Council has said it is to resume deliveries of its new kerbside recycling boxes to those households that have not already received them.

Deliveries had been put on hold during the summer holiday period to reduce the risk of the boxes being left outside people’s properties while they were away.

More than 30,000 households across the city received their boxes earlier in the summer and once the delivery of new boxes resumes on September 6 the remaining 40,000 households should receive theirs.

This means that, by the end of October, every household that receives a recycling collection in York will have three boxes in which to store their recyclables, ensuring that different materials are separated before collection. The new storage method will also help prevent paper and plastic being blown about by the wind.

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.

City of York Council head of waste services, Geoff Derham, said: “The first wave of deliveries began in mid-June and ended when schools broke up for the summer holidays in late July. This was because we knew that many families would be away during August and we didn’t want to leave the boxes residents’ outside homes for a long period.

“The second phase of deliveries will begin on 6 September and is expected to be complete by mid-October. We’ve already had lots of positive feedback from residents who are finding the new boxes easy to use and feel that they look much tidier when stacked outside their homes for collection.

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