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Wheelie bins to be rolled out across Birmingham

The bins will be paid for by a £30m government grant Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Wheelie bins could be rolled out across Birmingham by the end of 2015.

The city council say it will reduce carbon emissions from incinerators, improve the city's recycling rate and save taxpayers money as a result will cut landfill taxes.

A pilot wheelie bin project was rolled out in Brandwood and Harborne earlier this year.

The plans are due to go before cabinet later this month.

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, said:

“The pilot project has shown that wheelie bins can work in Birmingham and I am encouraged by the results we have achieved.

“We are now at the stage where we can begin to roll-out bins across the city so households in all wards can benefit from the cleaner, modern and efficient system which residents in Brandwood, Harborne and 82 per cent of the country already enjoy.“

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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."