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Stackable trolleys trialled to make recycling easier for residents

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Stackable trolleys which help make recycling easier are being trialled in North West Leicestershire.

Around 250 residents in the area will take part in the trial which is set to last for the next six months.

At the end they will be asked for their feedback and if the trial is successful it will be rolled out across the county as part of the council's Recycle More campaign.

The trolleys consist of stackable containers on wheels and are 'significantly more robust and convenient'.

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is working to support residents in increasing the district's recycling rate to 50 per cent in the next three years.

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The trolley still requires residents to initially sort their own recycling, before it is taken to the council's recycling depot.

The council says the trolley's are a 'massive improvement' on the current services.

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We're on a three year journey to improve the district's recycling rate to 50 per cent and we want residents to be on that journey with us for the good of the environment and the future of our planet.

"We believe the trolleys are a massive improvement on the current system, but it's important for us to find out if residents agree with us."

– Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, Councillor Andrew Woodman:

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