Kerbside boxes replaced by free blue bins after binmen deathsBy Jennie Slevin
January 10, 2013
Kerbside recycling boxes are being replaced across the borough following the death of a bin man.
Bracknell Forest Council is phasing out its green boxes after the bin man was killed and another seriously injured when emptying boxes into the back of a refuse vehicle elsewhere in the country.
The kerbside collection boxes are being replaced by a free blue bin which needs to be ordered from the council before March. Any green boxes put out from Monday, March 4 will not be collected.
Janet Dowlman, the council’s head of environmental services, said: “Most residents swapped their boxes for blue bins, when the blue bins were introduced in 2006.
“However, we know around 1,800 residents still recycle using their kerbside box and they now have to be phased out.
“Blue bins are available in two sizes; 240 litres (107cm x 58cm x 74cm) or 140 litres (107cm x 50cm x 54cm). The 140 litre bin has the same footprint as the green box.”
To order a free blue bin visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk or call (01344) 352 000.