Posts Tagged ‘refuse’

New recycling collections underway

Posted on Sunday 5th December 2010 at 8:23 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire plastic bottle recycling

New recycling services are well underway in South Gloucestershire and many residents have been recycling their food waste and plastic bottles from the kerbside, says South Gloucestershire Council.

The additional services, which are being funded from within the council’s existing waste management budget, allow residents to recycle more, helping to divert more rubbish from landfill and saving money and energy whilst benefiting the environment.

Cllr Heather Goddard, executive member for communities, said: “Overall, the first week of the major new recycling services across the district has been a success. A good number of residents have started to use the food waste bins and put out either their plastic bottles or cardboard, depending on their schedule, which is incredibly pleasing and I would like to thank them for their support. We expect the volume of materials for recycling to increase in the coming weeks as residents get used to the new services.”


Source: South Gloucestershire Council


Council distributes containers for new recycling services

Posted on Tuesday 26th October 2010 at 12:05 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

Preparations for the introduction of new kerbside recycling services in South Gloucestershire are now well underway and residents can look forward to being able to recycle plastic bottles and food waste from the week beginning Monday 22nd November.

Container packs for the new recycling services are being delivered by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) to residents from Monday 25th October.  These packs will include a food waste bin, a small food waste kitchen caddy, a bag for plastic bottles and a comprehensive information pack.

Cllr Heather Goddard, executive member for community services, said: “With diminishing landfill space and increasing landfill tax, it is more important than ever to reduce our waste and increase our recycling rate. These new services will allow residents to recycle more, helping to divert more rubbish from landfill and saving money and energy whilst benefiting the environment.”

Cllr Goddard added: “Importantly, the expansion of recycling services is being funded from within the council’s existing waste management budget and is yet more evidence of our ongoing determination to achieve better value for money for council taxpayers and create a greener district.”

The council’s recycling and resource management contractor, SITA UK, has already adjusted some of its collection rounds to ensure workloads will be balanced and that residents continue to get collections on their current day each week.

Read on for details of the new containers and collection schedules »

Source: South Gloucestershire Council


Rubbish and recycling collection day changes

Posted on Sunday 19th September 2010 at 7:00 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

About 43,000 households in South Gloucestershire are to to see their rubbish and recycling schedules change during the last week of September.

The changes are being made in preparation for the introduction of weekly food waste collections and fortnightly plastic bottle collections, planned for November.

The Council says:

“If your household is affected, you will be notified with a bin hanger on the black wheeled bin, or by information posted through your letterbox, that will inform you of your new collection arrangements.”

You can also check your next black bin collection on the Local Connections page of the South Gloucestershire Council website.

To assist with extra waste resulting from the schedule changes, the Council says it will collect a maximum of one bag of household waste left next to the black bin for the first collection following the switch.

The Council also advises:

“The time of day that your collections are made may also change, so please make sure that your containers are out at their normal collection point by 7am on the morning of your collection.”

Source: South Gloucestershire Council


Christmas and New Year refuse collections

Posted on Wednesday 16th December 2009 at 12:27 pm by SH (Editor)

Residents are being reminded that there will be changes to their refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

As collection teams will not be working Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day, changes have been made to the collections schedule (full details here).

Normal collections will be resumed the week commencing Monday 18 January.

The changes apply to black bins, green bins and green recycling boxes and bags.

Please can residents put bins or recycling boxes outside by 7am on the day of collection. If a collection is missed on the due day, then residents should leave their bins out for collection on the following working day.

As part of the first black bin collection after Christmas, up to three extra bags of waste next to wheelie bins will be collected. This extra, one-off service is for black wheelie bins only, not for green bins.

The four SORT IT!* centres at Little Stoke, Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate will be closed on Friday 25 December, Saturday 26 December and Friday 1 January 2010.

The following information should also be noted:

  • Bulky waste: collections will be suspended from Thursday 24 December 2009 until Monday 4 January 2010
  • Christmas trees: these may be chopped up and put in green wheelie bins as long as the trunk or branches are no wider than four inches in diameter. Please can residents ensure that the bin lids are closed and that all decorations have been removed. If trees are too large they can be taken to nearest SORT IT!* centres
  • Christmas cards: as many now have plastic or metal tinsel attached, they cannot be recycled as part of the kerbside collection service.
  • Wrapping paper: this cannot be recycled as it is usually made from low quality paper unsuitable for recycling back into newsprint.

As in previous years the Woodland Trust is promoting a Christmas card recycling scheme – retailers WH Smith, Tesco, T.K. Maxx, Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer are taking part. Last year around 93 million Christmas cards were kept out of landfill through this scheme. Please check your nearest store to see if they are participating. Some charity shops may also recycle used cards.

SITA has been advising residents of changes to their collections by affixing tags to their bins. If any resident has not received their tag or if they require any further information about their rubbish and recycling services then they should ring1454 868000, email or visit to request one.

Source: SouthGloucestershire Council