The Isle of Man's first large scale kerbside recycling scheme swung into operation this morning.
Collections of newspapers, magazines, glass bottles and jars, and food and drink cans were made at houses in Onchan.
Fifteen thousand homes are taking part in the scheme, in the Douglas, Braddan and Onchan local authority areas.
Michael Hodgson from King Edward Road is happy to sort his rubbish to save the environment (audio file attached):
(Picture: One of the blue recycling boxes, for newspapers and magazines, which have been delivered to 15,000 homes in the Douglas, Onchan and Braddan area. Households taking part in the scheme also have a green box, for glass bottles and jars, food and drink cans and plastic bottles).