A NEW stackable recycling bin system has received the thumbs up from Conwy residents.
The unique system, the first of its kind in the UK, will be introduced as a trial scheme to 4,000 homes across Conwy later this year, after going on display to residents at the Victoria Centre in Llandudno, Bay View Shopping Centre in Colwyn Bay, and Conwy Council’s headquarters at Bodlondeb, Conwy, last week.
The new bins separate recyclable material into three separate compartments which can be stacked together on a trolley, and Andrew Wilkinson, Conwy’s Waste Manager, said the new system would help make recycling easier for Conwy residents.
“Conwy residents are enthusiastic recyclers and are used to separating their cans, glass, paper, plastic and cardboard,” he said.
“They have told us they prefer boxes to bags and that a trolley would make it easier to put their recycling out, particularly for older people.
“We have also had problems with lids and bags being blown away in strong wind. The stackable wheeled box system will solve all these issues and make recycling easier for everyone.”
The unique system, which is the first of it’s kind in the UK, could then be rolled out to homes across the county pending positive feedback from the trial scheme.