Town council to look into blue bin collections

EAST RIDING INTRODUCE RECYCLING OF GLASS IN BLUE BINS'Picture from the left, back row: Olivia Crabtree, Ellie Day, and front Lucy Height all from Bridlington. PICTURE: SIMON KENCH
EAST RIDING INTRODUCE RECYCLING OF GLASS IN BLUE BINS'Picture from the left, back row: Olivia Crabtree, Ellie Day, and front Lucy Height all from Bridlington. PICTURE: SIMON KENCH

TOWN councillors in Bridlington are to hold a public consultation over the frequency of blue bin collections in the town.

While bin and recycling collections are the responsibility of East Riding of Yorkshire council, town councillors at last week’s Bridlington Town Council meeting discussed how often blue bins are collected from households in the town.

The bins, which hold recyclable materials - such as glass, plastics, Tetra Pak cartons, paper, cans and tins - are currently collected monthly, but at the meeting Coun Terry Dixon said that he believed East Riding council could look at collecting the bins fortnightly instead.

“The blue bins are overflowing because more and more materials can be put into the bins for recycling,” said Coun Dixon at the meeting.

“We are recycling more now than ever, and I think that people would benefit from a collection every two weeks instead of every month.”

Agreeing with Coun Dixon, Coun Linda Chambers said that in her household, she recycled so much waste that her green bin, which is filled with general waste for landfill, is consistently underfilled.

However, Coun Ray Allerston said that despite more waste being put in blue bins, many families still value their green bins being emptied weekly, and any changes to the frequency of blue bin collection should not effect other bin schedules.

The town council resolved to consult with householders in the town in their next newsletter, before deciding whether to make recommendations to East Riding Council.

l What do you think? Are your blue bins collected regularly enough, or are they overflowing with recyclable rubbish? Do your green bins need to be emptied every week? Send us your views by email to letters@bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk or by letter to Bridlington Free Press, 3 Prospect Street, Bridlington, YO15 2AQ.