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FORTNIGHTLY collections of non-recyclable rubbish will be introduced in the borough from January next year in a drive to increase recycling and cut costs.
Haringey Council will also introduce wheelie bins for weekly recycling collections, replacing the small green boxes that are currently in use.
Food and garden waste will also continue to be collected weekly, with free bulky waste collections for reusable items being introduced.
There will be no changes to the current system for residents living in flats, estates, or in homes above shops.
The changes will begin in Muswell Hill in January, with other areas gradually being introduced afterwards.
Other changes included as part of the new contract will see 450 extra bins installed on streets in a bid to tackle litter, as well as twice-weekly street cleaning.
In a meeting with Haringey last week I was told these things about the new contract:
There is a brief note in the Independent
If you can recycle correctly, this wouldn't be too bad would it?
Food waste would be picked up weekly so your rubbish shouldn't smell. Bulky items collected weekly so wouldn't fill up the bin and if recyclables went in a wheelie bin, there'd be more room in the bin that goes every two weeks.
My initial horror at fortnightly collection was a bin full of rotting stuff that would stink to high heaven in the summer but we've supposedly been trialling the recycling lark for some time now and should be fairly good at it.
I'll just need to get smarter at recycling food stuff as currently the little black bin gets full of fruit flies and if it's left in the outside food bin, foxes pull it over and spread rotting yuck all over the street.
Are you allowed to put meat in the food waste bins? I know you can't put bones in.