PENDLE’s new four weekly recycling collections are now under way.

Over 13,000 blue bins have been rolled out, with over 6,500 more on order to help people store paper and card until their next recycling collection.

“We’re asking anyone who’s not had their blue bin yet to please bear with us as demand has been high and this has been a big operation,” said Carole Taylor, Pendle Council’s waste and recycling co-ordinator.

“Because of the volume of requests, we can only handle requests for swaps or alterations on recycling containers from Monday onwards.

“Don’t forget, the new blue bins are optional and you can continue to recycle paper and card using your green box, a cardboard box or carrier bag.”

New recycling and refuse collection calendars have been delivered to over 34,000 homes in Pendle and people are being urged to check the calendar or visit to find out what to put out and when.