Roadshows are being taken out to parts of Thanet who will be receiving wheelie bins later this year to explain more about the "wheelie easy" scheme. The initiative, which was first piloted at 5,000 properties last year, is now being extended to 20,000 more properties in parts of Birchington, Westgate, Westbrook, the eastern part of Cliftonville, Palm Bay, Kingsgate, Dumpton, the Whitehall and Northwood estates in Ramsgate, Cliffsend, Minster, Monkton and St. Nicholas at Wade.
Homes will receive two wheelie bins, one with a blue lid for recyclable items, such as paper, card, cardboard, plastic bottles and tins, while the black lidded bin will be for rubbish that cannot be recycled, such as food and nappies. Rubbish is collected one week and recycled items are collected the following week. All homes that are being included in the scheme have received leaflets explaining how it will work.
The Waste and Recycling team is also visiting meetings of Parish Councils and Residents' Associations to answer residents' questions and explain about the scheme. The team has already been to Cliffsend, Monkton and Minster Parish Councils, Westgate and Westbrook Residents' Association and over the next few weeks will be visiting a range of other meetings:
• Tuesday 12 September -St. Nicholas at Wade Parish Council
• Monday 18 September -Garlinge Residents' Association
• Monday 25 September -Birchington Parish Council
• Thursday 28 September - Newington Residents' Association
• Wednesday 25 October - Birchington Steering Group