About 60,000 homes are being given wheelie bins for recycling instead of black boxes for paper, card, cans and plastic bottles.
Black boxes will stay in use for glass.
Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The bins are being introduced in response to requests from residents as the council aims to ‘get the basics right’ and improve its recycling service.”
The 240-litre grey bins are the same size as the green wheelie bins used for non-recyclable rubbish and are being delivered to those homes with green wheelie bins.
Deliveries started last week and should be complete within a couple of months, the council said, adding: “Before bins are delivered, residents will receive a leaflet explaining how the service will work and what can and cannot go into the bin for recycling.
“The 240-litre bins should be adequate for most households but residents have the option of ordering a larger or smaller size.
“Residents should hang on to their recycling boxes for glass which cannot be placed in the new wheelie bins.
“Assisted collections will be available.
“Collection days won’t change but residents living in the Whitehawk area will move from weekly to fortnightly collections.
“Most residents who live outside the city centre and have space to store bins will receive a recycling wheelie bin.
“However, there are some areas wheelie bins are not suitable, for example where there are narrow pavements or steep steps.
“If you don’t currently have a wheelie bin for your refuse, you won’t be getting a recycling wheelie bin.
“Cityclean will be looking at ways to improve the refuse and recycling collection service for people living in these areas.
“Areas currently covered by communal bins are not affected.”
Bins are being delivered in three phases. From last week until mid-July deliveries are due to take place in nine council wards
- Central Hove
- East Brighton
- Hangleton and Knoll
- Hove Park
- North Portslade
- South Portslade
The second phase of deliveries start in mid-July and should be complete by early August in eight wards
- East Brighton
- Hanover and Elm Grove
- Moulsecoomb and Bevendean
- Queen’s Park
- Rottingdean Coastal
The third and final phase starts in early August and should be complete by the end of the month. It covers seven wards
- Brunswick and Adelaide
- Hollingdean and Stanmer
- Preston Park
- St Peter’s and North Laine
The council said: “The delivery schedule has been designed to coincide with the current recycling rounds so each phase includes multiple wards. This also means that a whole ward may not be completed in one phase.
“Detailed street by street information will be available on the wheelie bin recycling page before each delivery phase begins.
“The council is keen to work with all resident groups and local action teams to help residents reduce their waste and increase recycling.
“As the bins are delivered, officers will be available to answer resident queries.
“Around 4,000 households in Hangleton and Portslade took part in a trial from November 2015. The trial resulted in a 4 per cent increase in recycling and the overall feedback from residents was extremely positive which is why we have decided to roll this out across the city.”
For more information, go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/recycling-wheelie-bins.