For Feniton resident Julie Thorne, the recycling trial has been a ‘revelation’ for her and her family of four.

She said: 

When I first heard about the trials I thought it was a joke.

i thought ‘how are we going to manage with our waste bin only being collected every three weeks with four adults in the house?’

But the trial has been a bit of a revelation for us. For the first week, we kept referring to the list that the council sent us. Then, after a while, we just got used to it.

In this last week, I’ve put one carrier bag in my waste bin. It would be at least half full by now. It’s amazing! I really hope the council doesn’t stop it as we have become used to it now.