WHEELIE bins are set to roll out across Swindon from November 5.

But not all homes in the town will be putting their rubbish into them - they will be putting it into blue bin bags instead.

To decide who is and isn't suitable for the new wheelie bins, Swindon Council has undertaken a survey of types of houses and streets.

Any property where residents would have to drag a bin up steps, bring it through their home and flats where there is no secure storage will all get bin bags.

As will homes where the front garden is too small to store the bin, it would be in an unsafe position such as on a hill, or on streets where on-road parking means that the collection vehicles would create a roadblock.

Homes using the blue bags will be allowed two bags of rubbish per week - the equivalent of four normal black bin bags.

Steve Harcourt, the council's director of environment and health, said that he hoped residents would understand the decision.

"The survey was done by an expert refuse driver who walked the streets around the town assessing the road and properties to see which would be suitable," said Mr Harcourt.

"It has been done by someone who knows how the system works and understands the service and its needs."

But residents in Broadgreen have already spoken out against the wheelie bins, claiming that their gardens are not big enough to house them.

Karen Leakey, of the Broad Street Area Community Council, said they wanted to receive blue bin bags instead.

"Some people are happy that they are getting wheelie bins, but most are not," she said.

"The gardens in most of Broadgreen are only about 3ft wide, and with fortnightly collections people are not happy.

"A few years ago the council told people to put hanging baskets and flowers in their gardens, which a lot of people have done, and the gardens are just full up."

Residents in the area have started a petition Raw (Residents Against Wheelies), which has been collecting signatures for four weeks.

"We are trying very hard not to have them," said Mrs Leakey.

"One of the main reasons is because of the smell, and because gardens are so small the bins will be under windows.

"The other thing is that people feel they have not been consulted well enough about the scheme.

"I think if there had been more consultation then people might have understood better."

The introduction of wheelie bins is the final phase of the town's new household waste service, and it is hoped that it will be up and running in the majority of homes by November 19.

The service has seen the introduction of weekly recycling collections across the town.

Cabinet member for local environment, David Wren, said "Now that residents have become used to the new weekly recycling collections, we are now ready to introduce the final element of our new waste service, the wheelie bins.

"We mustn't lose sight of the two key reasons why we're making these changes.

"Firstly, we have to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill, otherwise each and every one of us will be hit in the pocket.

"And secondly, it's damaging to the environment to bury re-usable materials.

"I know that the vast majority of people understand and support these changes, and I've been hugely encouraged by the amazing response to the new recycling service."

Wheelie bin deliveries to homes will begin on September 3.

Households on the blue bag service will receive 104 bags at the same time, which is a year's supply.

These streets will continue to receive a blue sack collection: Akers Way Albert Street nos.8-14 Albion Street Alexandra Road Amesbury Road nos.1-8 Argyle Street Ashford Road Avebury Road Avening Street Badbury Bottom Bakers Road Belle Vue Road Berricot Lane Bourne Road Brunswick Street Burbage nos.79-91 Cambria Bridge Road Cannon Street Caulfield Road Church Road- Liddington Church Road- Swindon Church Street- Chiseldon Clifton Street- no.181-181a Clyde Cotts Commonweal Road Coombe Close Cross Street Curtis Street- no.48-50c, 50a-60 Dover Street Downton Road Eastcott Hill- no.1-49, 61-114 Edmund Street Elborough Road Ermin Street- no.75-165, 60-152 Eastcott Road Exmouth Street- no.56-64 Fairview Falconers Mews Farringdon Road Folkstone Road Gable Close Gladstone Street- no.1-14 Goddard Avenue Gooch Street Greens Lane Grosvenor Road Hay Lane Caravan Site Haydon Street Heywood Close Hodson Horace Street Hythe Mews Hythe Road Inglesham Road Jennings Street- no.1-6 Jubilee Road Kent Road King John Street Kingshill Road- no.101-114, 85-86 Lansdown Road Leigh Road Little London Court Maidstone Road Manchester Road- no.150-176 Manor Crescent Marlborough Road (Wroughton)- no.5-13, 2-44, 27 Mason Road Medgebury Place Medgebury Road Melbourne Close Mill Lane Milton Road Morris Street- no.6-72, 29-63 Newton Way Norman Road North Street Oaksey Road Overtown Hill- no.1-10 Park Lane Pembroke Street Penfold Gardens Percey Street Pond Street Priors Hill- no.32-94, 47-91 Prospect Hill Prospect Place Quarry Mews Quarry Road Rushall Close Savernake Street Sawyer Road School Close Semley Walk Shelly Street Shrivenham Road (Highworth)- no.1-19 Snapps Close South Street St Pauls Street Stafford Street Stanley Street Stockton Road Strouds Hill Swindon Road Tadpole Lane The Heights The Mall The Quarries Tilleys Lane Tilshead Walk Tydeman Street Union Row Union Street Urchfont Way Victoria Road Waggoners Close Warwick Road Wesley Street Westbury Road Westcott Place Western Street Westrop, Highworth- no.32-51 Westwood Road Williams Street Wintershow Road Wood Street Woodsman Road Wootton Bassett Road