Council looks at bringing bin collections back in-house

Black refuse bins are exchanged for smaller ones in Bradley Stoke.

South Gloucestershire Council is to consider a new approach to managing waste collections, which could lead to the service being brought back in-house in 2020. Overall, the council spends more than £22 million a year to deliver all of its waste services, an amount which has come under the spotlight as the authority looks to cut overall annual spending by […]

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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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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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New waste collection days for South Glos

A South Gloucestershire Council 'green bin'.

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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