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Blue bags for 2017/18 are on their way this month

Blue bags for 2017/18 are on their way this month

10 February 2017
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From next Monday (13 February) more than five million blue bags, to be used for household waste, will start to be delivered by Wokingham Borough Council.

It will take approximately five weeks to deliver 80 bags, in two rolls of 40, to every household in the Wokingham Borough. All bags should be delivered by the end of March to cover from April 2017 to March 2018.


Collection days remain unchanged and any residents who are unsure of their day can use the postcode search on the council's website (search for 'bin day').


Residents who have already registered as a larger household of five or more will automatically receive their additional bags by July. Any new residents to the borough, or anyone needing to register as a larger household, can visit the council's website (search for 'rubbish') or by contacting the borough council's customer services.


As part of the kerbside recycling scheme, residents can also continue to recycle food cans, drink cans, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and aerosols. And any residents who need a new or replacement black recycling box can request one online the council's website (search for 'recycling').


Cllr Angus Ross, executive member for environment, said: "As you can imagine, delivering more than five million blue bags to some 65,000 properties across the Wokingham Borough is a mammoth task and will take our waste contractor Veolia almost a month to complete. Although this is the allocation up until the end of March 2018, and equates to one and a half bags a week, we ask residents to try and reduce their household waste where possible and recycle as much as they can by using the kerbside recycling scheme, household recycling centres and recycling banks available across the borough."

All residents should receive their 80 official blue bags by the end of March but anyone wishing to know when they will be delivered can do so by visiting the council's website (search for 'blue bags') or by calling (0118) 974 6000. 


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