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Barnet Council apologises as 11,000 recycling bins are delivered late
Barnet Council has apologised for a delay in delivering thousands of new bins for its in-house recycling system.
The authority is in the middle of distributing more than 300,000 new containers to households across the borough in time for the new system, which is being introduced from Monday.
The new system allows people to recycle a wider variety of materials in larger amounts.
The council had hoped to have distributed all of the bins by today, but said the process will now run into next week, with approximately 11,000 bins still to be delivered.
Homes with a new Friday collection date will not receive their bins until Tuesday, October 15.
Councillor Dean Cohen, cabinet member for environment, said: “We had intended that all residents would get their new blue and brown bins with more than a week to spare but this just hasn’t proven possible and I’d like to apologise to those residents who have had to wait.
"From the beginning we knew that this was a hugely complex operation. Our contractor has had to deliver 300,000 bins to residents and there have been a few snagging issues along the way. I will be writing to all of those affected.”
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