Residents in Bristol are going to have to recycle more in order to efficiently deal with rubbish come the New Year.
In 2012, the normal 240 litre black bins will be replaced with a smaller 180 litre version. That equates to about one less bag of general rubbish every fortnight, the bin will fit about three black bags of waste.
To counter-act this residents are being given a further recycling bin (bringing the total up to three) for plastics.
Executive member for waste Gary Hopkins said the aim of the new £96-million contract was to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, and therefore reduce costly landfill taxes paid by the council.
He said: “This is the result of two years’ hard work and detailed planning and we are delighted it’s now ready to roll out.”