NEW wheelie bins will be rolling out across the city next week for residents as part of a scheme to try and cut down on waste.
Portsmouth City Council is launching the bid, which has already been on trial in around the island for the past two years and saw the bins being introduced in areas.
The effort saw recycling rates increase and the amount of rubbish being dumped slashed by 20 per cent, helping to save the city cash and protect weekly collections.
Councillor Dave Ashmore, cabinet member for environment and community safety said: ‘This new scheme will benefit the entire city by protecting our coveted weekly collections, as well as protecting the environment through a reduction in waste and an increase in recycling.
‘Just a few small changes from us all should see the city’s recycling levels soar.’
The new bins have a 140-litre capacity and only bagged rubbish contained within them will be collected.
Residents who live in flat fronted properties will not receive a bin unless they request one and can store it off the highway. They will be able to put out up to three standard bin bags per week.
Residents are being reminded to recycle five essential items in their recycling bin – plastic bottles, food and drink cans, card, paper and aerosols.
Any unwanted small electrical items – smaller than a microwave – can be put in a carrier bag and left on the lid of a recycling bin to be taken during the fortnightly recycling collection day.
Glass and unwanted clothing should be taken to the nearest recycling bank.