A South Gloucestershire Council 'green bin'.

New waste collection days for South Glos

Households in South Gloucestershire are being urged to get set for new waste collection days being introduced from Monday 2nd June. Calendar ‘hangers’ with details of the new dates will be placed on black bins between 12th and 23rd May. The changes will see a new fortnightly schedule introduced for all households, with black and green bins collected in one

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A South Gloucestershire Council 'green bin'.

South Glos residents urged to consider options for garden waste disposal

South Gloucestershire residents are being encouraged to consider their options for garden waste disposal ahead of service changes being introduced this spring. From 31st March, South Gloucestershire Council’s green bin service moves to a subscription-only basis and residents who wish to continue to receive the service after this date can subscribe now via the council’s website. The optional service costs

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Green bin charge on the way in council’s waste collection shake-up

South Gloucestershire residents are set to have even more opportunities to recycle their household waste, following a majority decision by councillors last night (Tuesday 10th September), but they will have to start paying for the collection of garden waste. Plans to include mixed plastics, drinks cartons and small electrical items within kerbside recycling services from next year were approved by

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Council receives award for cutting carbon emissions

South Gloucestershire Council has received an outstanding achievement award for reducing carbon emissions across its properties and operations by more than ten per cent over the last four years. It was one of eight organisations to receive the award at the West of England Carbon Challenge (WECC) Carbon Champions Awards on Monday 15th July. The council’s greatest accomplishments in reducing

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Blues making district greener

Conservative councillors in South Gloucestershire say they are helping to make the district ‘greener’. Five new solar electricity photovoltaic (PV) systems have now been installed on council buildings across the district, including Bradley Stoke, Longwell Green, Thornbury and Yate Leisure Centres, to take advantage of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT), which earns money from energy suppliers. The schemes were funded after

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Part-night street lighting scheme to be extended to ‘A’ roads

Measures to conserve energy by switching off South Gloucestershire’s street lights between midnight and 5am are to be extended to the district’s ‘A’ roads from the start of May. The ‘part-night lighting’ scheme has already been successfully introduced on the A4174 and many of the district’s minor roads and will now be extended to other ‘A’ roads including the A38,

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New green deal for district’s food waste

Food waste collected in South Gloucestershire is set to be converted into valuable renewable energy and organic fertiliser at a single location, thanks to new recycling arrangements introduced this month. All food waste collected from local residents is now being sent to a specialist anaerobic digestion plant in Oxfordshire where it will be broken down by bacteria into useful gases

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