Rubbish idea aims to help recycling levels in Sheffield

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Waste not, want not is the latest not-so-rubbish message from Sheffield Council as part of its mission to go green.

A batch of 100 new dual-use bins are being installed at different points in the city in a bid to make recycling part of everyday life.

The bins, introduced as part of the Streets Ahead project, have one slot for glass, plastics and cans and another for general waste.

They are stationed in Fargate, Ecclesall Road and around High Storrs School in Ecclesall.

Recyclable waste collected from the bins will be converted into electricity and heat.

Coun Jack Scott, council cabinet member for recycling, said: “The introduction of the new bins is exciting and I’m sure everyone will welcome them. We have selected areas in the city with a high footfall so we are able to collect the right data and at the end of the trial see if this is something that we can roll out citywide.”