Coun Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Sustainability, said: “We don’t want to come across as heavy-handed, nor is this a way of making money. People in Bradford will have plenty of time to adjust and get the bins they need.
“We just want people to help us recycle as much waste as possible which is a good thing all round. The policy changes are part of a determined drive to make people think more about recycling and the amount of waste we send for incineration and landfill.
“For environmental and economic reasons we have to increase our household recycling rates and to judge from the response we are getting, the new rules will help us achieve that aim. The more people recycle, the less space they will need in their general waste bin.”
Families with more than seven people can request a bigger residual waste bin. So far, 1,400 360L bins have been delivered and 100 requests are being received per day.
Anyone in the Bradford area wanting a free recycling (grey) bin can order one online at (www.bradford.gov.uk/recycling).