FORGET Blue Monday – for Wokingham residents today is blue bag Monday.
Wokingham Borough Council has announced that its annual delivery of five million waste bags is now underway, and that they will return to the previous two-handled design.
In a statement, the council said that the delivery is earlier this year to allow for the new food waste caddies to be sent out in time for April, as it pushes to recycle half of its waste by next year.
Each household will receive 80 blue bags in two rolls cover the period between April and March next year.
And from March, households, excluding flats, will receive an outdoor container, a kitchen caddy and a roll of caddy liners. Food waste collections will take place at the same time as current blue bag and mixed recycling collections from April.
There will be no changes to the weekly collections, but Wokingham Borough Council said that there will be changes in the garden waste collection day for some residents. Those affected will receive a letter from the council.
In a statement, Cllr John Halsall, executive member for environment, leisure and libraries, said: “While the allocation takes residents up until the end of March 2020. We hope that with last year’s increase in items of what can be recycled in kerbside collections, as well as the upcoming roll out of food waste collections in April, we can see a significant reduction in the amount of household waste that we produce as a Borough.
“Our aim is to recycle at least 50% of all waste in the Borough by 2020.”
Residents who are unsure of their day can use the postcode search on the council’s website at: www.wokingham.gov.uk (search for ‘bin day’).