The kerbside collections are one of the main ways in which both councils collect household waste. Most of that household waste, about 80 per cent of it, can be recycled.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has 43 domestic rounds collecting waste from about 149,000 households across an area of 933 square miles. This comprises the weekly green bin collection for residual waste; the four-weekly collection of the blue recycling bin for paper, food and drink cans, plastic packaging, glass bottles and jars, and cartons; and, the fortnightly collection of the brown bin for garden waste, food waste and cardboard.
Hull City Council has 40 domestic collection rounds that collect waste and recycling from over 115,000 households. This comprises of the weekly black refuse bin, the blue bin for dry recyclables including; paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, tins, cans and textiles, and the brown bin for the collection of garden and food waste.
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