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Three-bin system to aid recycling

Recycling box of bottles
There will be a separate recycling bin for glass bottles

Residents in West Berkshire will be asked to separate their recyclable waste with the roll-out of three new household recycling containers.

West Berkshire Council aims to recycle half of all household waste by 2033.

To do so it is introducing new recycling containers - one for paper and card, one for glass - and a green sack for plastic bottles and cans.

The containers, which replace the current all-in-one recycling bin - will be delivered over the next month.

The containers will be collected fortnightly, starting in the week beginning 23 June. Non recyclables will continue to be collected weekly.

In March, the council signed a 508m, 25-year contract with waste management company Veolia.

Part of that contract included reducing the amount of waste going to landfill to less than 20% and a long-term 49% recycling rate.

A spokesman for West Berkshire Council said communal recycling bins will be distributed for residents living in flats.

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