Guildford borough recycling changes to cost £3.9m

Changes to recycling services in the Guildford area of Surrey are expected to cost £3.9m.

Guildford Borough Council is providing new wheeled bins for all recyclables, except for food waste.

The authority is also investing in a fleet of vehicles needed to collect the new bins.

Nick Sutcliffe from the council said the changes "will make it easier for residents to recycle by removing the need for sorting".

A total of 20,000 tonnes of household waste a year goes to landfill sites from Guildford residents, he added.

The changes are being introduced to help meet the council's recycling target of 70% by 2015.

Currently 52% of household waste is recycled in the borough.

The changes to the recycling service will be in place by October 2013. Food waste will continue to be collected in caddies.

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