PLASTIC bottle and cardboard kerbside recycling in set to be rolled out to all Dudley households from next spring after Dudley Council is awarded £1.8m government cash.

Following a successful bid to the Department for Communities and Local Government, the authority will now be able to provide additional vehicles, boxes, bags and staff to extend the trial to all homes in the borough.

The scheme was previously trialled at 11,000 households in certain areas of the borough, but proved to be so successful that the council were keen to roll the extended recycling scheme out further.

After applying for the funding, Dudley Council was one of 85 authorities awarded the cash.

Full distribution is expected to take up to 18 months, with the first homes getting extra recycling resources from spring next year.

Councillor Tracy Wood, cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “I’m delighted that we have been successful in this bid, it will enable us to roll out our popular cardboard and plastic bottle recycling trial and retain the weekly waste collection service.

“Dudley Council aims to be one of the greatest authorities in the country and central to this ambition is our commitment to creating a greener and more sustainable environment for future generations.”

Residents can continue to recycle cardboard and plastic bottles at a number of sites across the borough until they receive the new collection service.