£30 Million Wheelie Bins

More than 400,000 homes in Birmingham are to be issued with wheelie bins. Most households will get three thanks to a £30 million grant from the government.

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£30 million grant for Birmingham wheelie bins

Over 400,000 homes in Birmingham are to be issued with wheelie bins Credit: ITV Central

More than 400,000 homes in Birmingham are to be issued with wheelie bins. Most households will get three thanks to a £30 million grant from the government.

The idea is that it will improve the council's record for recycling and protect weekly collections. Wheelie bins have had a mixed response from residents.

Most households will get three bins, where it's considered appropriate Credit: ITV Central

People of Birmingham have won the biggest slice of a £250 million Government fund to help protect weekly refuse collections, almost £30 million.

Most households will get three bins, where it's considered appropriate, for different types of waste.

People who already have wheelie bins say they can bring problems like where to keep them.

And confusion over what needs to go in which one. Birmingham's wheelie bins will probably roll out next April.

Council gets £29m for bin collections

Council gets £29m for bin collections Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Birmingham City Council is to get a government fund of more than £29m for its weekly bin collection service.

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart city, said: “Birmingham put forward an ambitious set of proposals that will preserve weekly waste collections, make our streets cleaner and help increase recycling rates. Now the Government has rallied behind our plans."

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