Factory fire delays twin-bin roll-out

PUBLISHED: 17:07 15 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:34 06 May 2010

THE WHEELS have come off deliveries of new wheeled bins in the district after an incident at the manufacturer s factory. A fire at the building in Leicester has pushed back delivery estimates by a fortnight, and the first dispatch of the black wheeled bin

THE WHEELS have come off deliveries of new wheeled bins in the district after an incident at the manufacturer's factory.

A fire at the building in Leicester has pushed back delivery estimates by a fortnight, and the first dispatch of the black wheeled bins will now be next Monday.

But Cllr Robert Donald, leader of the council, said the delay would not affect the completion of the project, which is scheduled to finish by the end of November. He added: "I am confident that the council will be able to make up for lost time, and I do not expect this to affect the improvement of our household recycling rates which have already increased considerably in 2008 to over 40 per cent."

The twin-bin service will replace the refuse sack collection system and includes one black wheeled bin for landfill waste, and one green wheeled bin for compostable green waste such as garden cuttings, cardboard, vegetable scraps and cooked food. The delay applies only to the black bins, and many of the green ones have already been delivered.

Harpenden residents will be the first to receive black wheeled bins between Monday and October 10, and details of delivery dates for other areas in the district can be found at www.recyclingforapremier.com

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