Some friendly new faces are hitting hit the streets of Wokingham Borough to help residents recycle more of their waste.

The council's new recycling engagement team are now knocking on doors for a chat and giving out helpful tips in the run-up to the waste collection changes that are coming in mid-August.

Rubbish will be collected every two weeks from a wheeled bin, replacing the weekly blue bags, while recycling will be collected fortnightly, on the other weeks, from the existing green bags. Food waste collections are staying weekly.

These changes aim to increase how much waste is recycled rather than thrown away - which will reduce the borough's environmental impact and make much-needed savings, as part of the council’s efforts to protect services for its residents.

Newcomers Bethan and Charlotte will join Jonathan, the council's climate change and recycling specialist, and other team members on visits to thousands of homes over the coming months.