Green bin charge set to be reduced from April

A South Gloucestershire Council 'green bin'.

The omission of the garden waste collection service from a strategic review of South Gloucestershire Council’s waste services (see ‘Council consults on plan to almost halve size of black bin‘) has sparked a political row, with Liberal Democrats accusing the Conservatives of failing to live up to a promise made in their 2015 election manifesto that the opt-in charge for […]

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Changes to Sort It recycling centres in South Glos

Little Stoke Sort It centre.

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has announced changes to its Sort It recycling and waste disposal centres to help improve their efficiency and to deter non-residents and commercial users from using the sites. From Thursday 1st October, the opening times for all of the Sort It centres will change to 8.30am to 4.30pm. These times will apply all year round (except Christmas Day, […]

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Recycle your real Christmas tree in South Glos

Christmas trees for sale at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

If you have a real Christmas tree there are a number of ways you can recycle it now the festivities are over: If you have subscribed to the garden waste service, you can put your real Christmas tree in your green bin for kerbside collection on your collection day. Please cut the tree into manageable pieces and make sure the […]

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Council to begin collecting unwanted green bins

A South Gloucestershire Council 'green bin'.

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has revealed that it is to start collecting “unwanted” green bins in a rolling programme that begins in December. The move follows the introduction of an opt-in annual charge for its bin-based garden waste collection service from 31st March 2014 and is aimed at households who have chosen not to pay. An “ad hoc” collection service using paper sacks […]

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