RECYCLING paper and card will become easier from August 1.

From next Wednesday, residents will be able to put paper and card in the blue bin as the white paper recycling sack will no longer be in use.

The decision was taken following feedback from residents and changes in recycling habits and a new sorting facility will now allow paper and card to be taken together.

Coun Roy Miller said: “We’re already good at recycling here in Barnsley thanks to the efforts of our residents.

"We know that the paper sacks were quite unpopular and it’s time to move on from them; we hope that this decision will be welcomed.

“As part of our #EverybodyThink campaign we’ll be reminding residents how to sort household items correctly and make the most of recycling.”