Brid’s new bin collections begin on Monday

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council recycling bears Eryca, left, and Eryc, right, herald the rollout of the fortnightly blue bin collection in the Bridlington area. Picture by Simon Kench
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council recycling bears Eryca, left, and Eryc, right, herald the rollout of the fortnightly blue bin collection in the Bridlington area. Picture by Simon Kench

Bears have taken to the streets of Bridlington to highlight the new fortnightly bin collections by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Eryca, the recycling bear, and Eryc, the composting bear, are the authority’s mascots. They hit the streets to remind Bridlington residents that from May 7, blue bins and green landfill bins start to be emptied fortnightly.

The new collections will also include households in Beeford, Bempton, Burton Fleming, Carnaby, Flamborough, Rudston and Skipsea.

The new bin collections follow last year’s successful trial by the council following demands from residents to have their blue recycling bins emptied more frequently. Residents were telling the council that the blue bins were filling up too quickly since they were able to put glass, further plastics and Tetra Pak food and drink cartons into the bin, and that green landfill bins were filling up more slowly.

Coun Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “The trials we had in Bridlington were fantastic and I know that people in the town, and surrounding villages, will take well to the new rota. Information packs with more information on times should be arriving now.”