Pock prepares for new collections

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Pocklington is set to join other towns in the East Riding in adopting fortnightly collections of blue recycling bins and green landfill bins.

Towns such as Bridlington and Driffield, which have already started fortnightly collections have seen a 46% jump in the amount of recyclable waste put in the bins.

In the same areas the amount of waste put in the green bins destined for landfill fell by 23% and East Riding Council will be hoping for similarly successful results in Pocklington when the collections are rolled out on 26 August.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “Residents told us a fortnightly service was what they wanted and if proof was needed that they were right then these figures are it.

“By summer next year when all of the East Riding is on the fortnightly bin service, we are expecting that the overall recycling rate achieved by residents will be up there with the best in the country.”