By Carl Jackson Wednesday 02 October 2013 Updated: 03/10 15:03
AREAS within the Northfield district will have wheeled bins by 2016.
Birmingham City Council announced its roll-out programme following two pilot schemes in May and June and a public consultation where around half of respondents welcomed the black bag replacements.
Areas including Northfield and Longbridge, served by the Lifford Lane depot in Kings Norton, will be the last to see the change with wheeled bins scheduled to be introduced in those wards between August and December 2015.
The roll-out order was determined by which areas produced the most black bags, had the highest amount of litter and recycled the least.
The council expects to save money on landfill taxes and incinerator fees as well as generate income from more recycling and aims to recycle 60 per cent of its waste by 2026, nearly twice the current rate - 32 per cent.
In November, the Government handed the council nearly £30million to protect weekly waste collections for the next five years and introducing wheeled bins.
However the council intends to invest more than double that into the modernisation programme during the period.
Coun James McKay, cabinet member for 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.
“Overall residents are happy with the scheme, recycling tonnages are up, and the waste we have to incinerate or send to landfill is down, helping save the taxpayer money and also benefiting the environment in the process.”
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