A NEW bin service will start this Monday across the South Bucks district giving residents the opportunity to recycle even more.

Residents will now recycle a much wider range of materials in their new containers, which have been rolled out in the last few weeks.

Cllr Nick Naylor, South Bucks District Council's Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "The new, enhanced service will deliver greatly improved recycling rates - and the less we send to landfill, the better for our taxpayers.

"We've worked hard with our contractors, Biffa, to make the transition as smooth as possible, but it's inevitable any new service rollout is likely to experience some teething issues.

Some residents have already raised concerns of the new system which will see the council no longer collect green bins but will instead collect food and garden waste separately.

New garden waste bins will be delivered to subscribed customers between March 10 and March 21, 2014, ready for the start of that new collection on March 31.

Cllr Nick Naylor added: "While we expect more calls and enquiries, we're confident we can deal with them - but I do urge people to help us by making sure they have all the information, check their collection days and put out the correct containers are out by 7am on collection day."

Working on a two-week timetable, the first weeks collections will see the general rubbish bin, food waste bin and textiles collected.

In the second week, the recycling bin, paper recycling box, food waste bin will be collected along with any batteries and small electrical items.

For more information please visit www.southbucks.gov.uk/waste.

What do you think about the new service? We would like to hear from you. Email andrew.colley@london.newsquest.co.uk