April 12, 2024

Denbighshire County Council last week announced a new recycling and waste service which will start on Monday, 3 June 2024.

As part of this new service, residents in the county who currently have wheelie bins will receive a new Trolibocs to recycle paper, glass, plastic, tins and food cartons and a weighted hessian bag to recycle cardboard. Those residents currently recycling with single use pink sacks will receive new weighted reusable hessian bags.

The Council must deliver these containers to over 45,000 households throughout the County, while continuing to deliver the current recycling and waste collection service. Therefore, this process has to start early with the first containers being delivered from Friday, 23 February.

Paul Jackson, Head of Highways and Environmental Services said, “We will be delivering containers to residents between 23 February and 17 May. We know that this is early and that some residents will have to store additional containers for considerable time before the new service starts. However, this is the only way to ensure all residents have received their containers in good time before the service begins on 3 June. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience, but we hope that residents understand that this is unavoidable.”

The delivery schedule for the new enquiries is on the Council’s website on www.denbighshire.gov.uk/recycling-service-status.  Please note, all container delivery schedules are approximate, and dates are subject to change.

As well as new containers, residents will receive an information pack explaining the changes in detail, showing what type of household items should go in which container and how to present containers on collection day. These packs will be in the top box of the Trolibocs or in the reusable hessian bag for cardboard and should be kept safe.

 Councillor Barry Mellor, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport said, “This new recycling system has many benefits for residents and the county. It is better for the environment as it will lead to increased recycling rates; it will be cheaper to run than the current service providing better value for money; it is also good for the local economy leading to the creation of 27 new jobs plus the economic benefits of expanding four local businesses on the Colomendy Industrial Estate in Denbigh.

“This is a collective effort between our Waste and Recycling Team and the people of Denbighshire and I would like to say thank you, as your recycling is making a big difference.”