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Twin Bins to be rolled out

More homes across South Northants are to be welcomed into the recycling fold during the next two months.

The twin bin and door-to-door recycling schemes will be rolled out to another 21 villages across the district, a move meaning another 5,000 homes are included.

Twin bins give residents a chance to separate cardboard and garden waste into a green bin which can then be composted and used on farmers' fields.

Cans, plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines and glass will be collected by the door-to-door scheme with the use of plastic boxes.

South Northants Council environment portfolio holder Allen Walker said: "By separating their household waste residents will be able to recycle or compost around half of their rubbish so that it can be put to good use rather than being thrown away, enabling us to keep our countryside green."

Villages set to receive the new bins are: Pattishall, Nether Heyford, Abthorpe, Wappenham, Helmdon, Falcutt, Eydon, Crowfield, Marston St Lawrence, Weedon Lois, Culworth, Sulgrave, Thorpe Mandeville, Greatworth, Kings Sutton, Upper Astrop, Cogenhoe, Whiston, Castle Ashby, Chadstone and Little Houghton.

The expansion is being funded by a £225,000 grant from the department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

All bins and boxes are set to be delivered during April and collections will begin the following month.

Residents will receive a letter through the post informing them of the arrangements in their village.

For more details call the council on (0845) 2300226.

The Brackley Post - 18th March 2005

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