Its Time To Bin Your Brown Bin
12:18pm 1st October 2014
If you live in Weymouth and Portland and are wondering what's going to happen to your old brown bin - then the answer is its going to be recycled.
The council will be collecting all 17,000 of them next week.
The current wheelie bins for food waste and cardboard will not be needed when the new Recycle for Dorset collection service starts the week beginning Monday 13 October.
Brown wheelie bins should be put out whether full or empty on residents' food waste collection day next week.
After their bin has been emptied, residents should leave it out until it is collected by a separate vehicle, which should be by 6pm.
The bins will be taken to Wessex Recycling in Somerset, where they will be shredded and granulated to make new plastic products.
The DWP will not come back to collect any brown bins that were not left out. Residents may keep their brown bin for their own personal storage but they will no longer be emptied.
The DWP is reusing as many existing containers as possible, with residents keeping their green wheelie bin to use for general recycling and their green box to use for recycling glass.
With the new service, all households will have a smaller, lockable brown bin for food waste, while cardboard should go in their green recycling bin.
The DWP is currently delivering new containers in Weymouth and Portland.
Wheelie bins, food containers and information packs may arrive on different days but everything should have been delivered by the end of this week. A new collection calendar is being sent by post.
Residents should not start using their new bins until their current service ends as they will not be emptied.
The Recycle for Dorset service has already been introduced in two thirds of Dorset, helping to double recycling in some areas. The service aims to save money by sending less waste to landfill, sharing resources and working across council boundaries.
More information about the service can be found at www.dorsetforyou.com/recyclefordorset