THE Derwent Valley Council was one of the first to introduce a kerbside household recycling service but it has taken a long time for the original black crates to be upgraded to wheelie bins as has occurred elsewhere.
The wait is almost over, with the council set to start delivering yellow 140 litre wheelie bins for roadside recycling collections. The old crates will not be used after March 2. Fortnightly emptying of the new yellow bins will start on the first normal rubbish day from March 5.
Householders will receive a pamphlet explaining the new service when the new bins are delivered.