New recycling initiative to start in North of Sheffield

North Sheffield is set to take advantage of the city’s new household recycling service before anyone else.

Leaflets will drop through letterboxes across Sheffield from next week giving details of the new, free services and the order of when they are to be rolled out to each part of the city. The first part of the city to get the leaflets and then the new blue boxes will include the Stocksbridge, Chapeltown, Oughtibridge and Parson Cross areas. The new collections in those areas will begin during March and April.

The second phase will move south to cover Shirecliffe, Stannington and Fulwood during June and July, followed by Shiregreen, Burngreave, Darnall, Sharrow, Gleadless Valley, Dore and Totley in September and October. The final areas to receive the new services will include Handsworth, Heeley, Beighton and Halfway during October and November.

The new service will allow local people to recycle paper, card, plastic bottles, metal cans and glass at the kerbside, with a collection every two weeks.

Black bin collections of general waste will continue to be weekly.

The new services have been provided after local people gave a clear message that they wanted to be able to recycle more materials during two rounds of citywide consultation over the last year.

Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed, the environment spokesperson for Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet said: “Local people said that they wanted to be able to recycle more materials and we have been able to offer all this without the need of an extra bin, which would clutter up pavements. We want to make it much easier for local people to recycle, with the ultimate aim of seeing an increase in Sheffield’s recycling rate and minimising the amount going to landfill.”

The new kerbside recycling service will collect plastic bottles, metal cans and glass bottles and jars in the blue bin currently used for paper and card. Paper and card will be collected in a new large blue box.

Any queries about the new services can be answered by calling Veolia Environmental Services on 0114 273 4567.

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