Recycling goes hi-tech with new bins

TENS of thousands of hi-tech recycling bins are being rolled out across Newham.

Around 80,000 properties across the borough will receive the new wheelie bins, which are fitted with sensors allowing waste chiefs to monitor recycling levels.

Bosses say the information will only be used to help residents to recycle more.

The new bins, which have an orange lid, can be filled with tin cans, newspapers, magazines, cardboard and plastic drinks and detergent bottles.

Glass cannot be placed in the bins and should be taken to recycling banks, while items such as juice cartons and plastic pots should be left with general rubbish.

Those who receive the new bins will no longer to be able to leave orange recycling bags out for collection.

Recycling collections will take place in the afternoon or evening, on the same day as rubbish is collected.

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