Rubbish collections across Caerphilly County Borough are to be reduced to once a fortnight starting in October.
From this week a team of “doorstep recycling advisors” will be pounding the streets and knocking on doors telling people about the change.
The team will be knocking on more than 75,000 doors in the borough and are hoping to speak to 37,500 residents.
The fortnightly rubbish collections will be introduced at the same time as weekly food and garden waste collections.
Hyder Consulting has been contracted by Caerphilly County Borough Council to promote the new waste regime to residents over the next eight weeks.
John Peake, project manager from the Hyder Consulting-led team of advisors, said: “We are hoping to receive a very positive response from residents in the area.
“This campaign is all about helping residents to recycle and compost more. The team of recycling advisors will be available to offer useful advice and answer queries regarding the benefits of the new scheme and how to make the most of the changes.”
Councillor Lyn Ackerman, cabinet member for the environment, said the door-todoor advisors will boost Caerphilly’s recycling levels.
She said: “This campaign provides the perfect opportunity for residents to find out more about recycling and ask questions about all aspects of the new schemes including the introduction of food waste collections.
“The recycling experts will help clear up any uncertainties and will be encouraging more people to recycle and compost more of their household waste.”
There are concerns among residents about the move though. In Newport, which was the first place in Wales to introduce fortnightly collections, complaints about rats increased by 84%.