Stevenage Borough Council to phase in recycling bags to replace boxes

Stevenage Borough Council will replace residents' recycling boxes with bags. Picture: Stevenage Boro

Stevenage Borough Council will replace residents' recycling boxes with bags. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council - Credit: Archant

Stevenage Borough Council is to introduce new heavy duty recycling bags, which will replace the existing boxes.

The new bags will be phased in - initially replacing any recycling boxes that have been broken, lost or stolen, and used for any new homes.

The council currently provides three recycling boxes - blue for paper and cardboard, black for plastic and cans and red for glass - as well as a brown wheelie bin for garden waste, a small caddy for food waste and a black wheelie bin for general waste.

The bags have a weight at the bottom to prevent them from moving.

They also feature an attached lid with a Velcro seal to hold it down, keeping both the elements and animals out.

To report your recycling box as broken, stolen or lost, call 01438 242323 or email environmental.services@stevenage.gov.uk.

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