PREPARATIONS are underway as Burnley Council gears up for changes to its recycling collections.

New calendars detailing changes for those moving to the new wheelie bin system are being sent out ahead of the change in October.

The rest of the borough is staying on the blue box and white sack system, but with improved sacks.

A Burnley Council spokesman said: "The new recycling and waste collection calendar is being delivered.

"Also for those moving to wheeled bins, delivery is underway– blue for glass, cans and plastic; dark grey for paper/cardboard.

"But please remember these should not be used until October when the first of the new collections start.

"Please use the old recycling boxes until then."