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Households are set to have less complicated bin collections in new plans to place plastic, metallic, glass, paper, and card in a single bin.

Residents in some components of the UK are at present confronted with separating their recycling into separate bins, making the method difficult for some.

But in new plans introduced by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), folks will now not must verify which supplies their particular council will settle for for recycling.

The transfer will even cut back complexity for waste collectors and increase recycling charges, it added.

The plans will apply to all houses in England, together with flats. DEFRA added that it’s supporting councils to cut back the variety of overflowing bins in some areas.

A minimal backstop will probably be launched – so councils are anticipated to gather black bin waste a minimum of fortnightly, alongside weekly meals waste collections.

Recycling Minister Robbie Moore stated: “We all want to do our bit to increase recycling and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill – but a patchwork of different bin collections across England means it can be hard to know what your council will accept.

“Our plans for Simpler Recycling will finish that confusion: guaranteeing that the identical set of supplies will probably be collected no matter the place you reside.”

Similar measures will also apply to businesses, hospitals, schools and universities, places of worship, charity shops, hostels and public meeting places.

Paul Vanston, chief executive of the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN), said: “Householders can take this authorities announcement as a pledge that, wherever we reside throughout the nation, our native councils will all speedily implement recycling collections of the total vary of supplies that can match on-pack recycling labels residents depend on for steerage.”