Positive Response To Council's Questionnaire

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Positive Response To Council's Questionnaire

Thousands of residents have already responded to Cotswold District Council's questionnaire about forthcoming changes to their waste and recycling service.

Every household in the District received a letter and leaflet explaining why and how the service will change next year.

Residents also received a reply form and pre-paid envelope so they could state whether they want to pay for the new weekly collection of garden waste and whether they have any other specific needs.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "We have been very encouraged by the response we have received since sending out the letters and leaflets.

"Council officers will collate all the information to ensure householders receive the service that meets their needs. We would therefore encourage everyone who hasn't already responded to do so as soon as possible."

The reply forms can also be filled in online at www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/wastesurvey or by calling the Council's waste hotline on 01285 623123.

The service, which will be rolled out across the District from February 2008, will include:

* The introduction of a weekly collection of food waste for composting
* The collection of garden waste weekly instead of fortnightly and the introduction of an annual charge of 30 per garden waste wheeled bin or 30 for a supply of 50 brown paper garden waste sacks
* The introduction of a fortnightly collection of card and cardboard for recycling
* The continuation of the current fortnightly collection of paper, tins/cans, aerosols and glass for recycling
* The collection of non-recyclable waste fortnightly in wheeled bins or Council supplied coloured sacks, replacing the current weekly collection in black sacks provided by householders.

Cllr Tufnell added: "The new service should ensure that we reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill by around 20 per cent and avoid costly penalties under the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme."

The changes to the waste service are also being explained at a series of roadshows across the District, including:

* Wednesday, 7th November: Waitrose, Cirencester, 9am to 3pm
* Thursday, 8th November: Stow-on-the-Wold Farmers Market, Market Square, Stow, 9am to 1.30pm
* Friday, 9th November: Tesco, Stow-on-the-Wold, 1pm to 7pm
* Tuesday, 13th November: Market Place, Moreton-in-Marsh 9am to 3pm
* Wednesday, 14th November: Fairford Market Place, 9am to 2pm
* Thursday, 15th November: Budgens Supermarket, Moreton-in-Marsh, 1-7pm
* Friday, 16th November: High Street, Chipping Campden 9am to 12.30pm; St Georges Hall, Blockley, 2-4pm
* Saturday, 17th November: Brewery Car Park, Cirencester, 9am to 3pm
* Monday, 19th Novemb er: Tesco, Tetbury, 1pm to 7pm
* Tuesday 20th November: Lechlade Market Place, 9.30-12.30; Old George Inn, South Cerney, 2-4pm
* Wednesday 21st November: Northleach Market Place, 9am to 3pm
* Thursday, 22nd November: Cirencester Advent Market, Market Place 3-8pm
* Sunday 25th November: Bourton Farmers Market, Countrywide Stores, Station Road, 9.30am-1.30pm
* Thursday, 29th November: Tesco, Stow-on-the-Wold, 1pm to 7pm
* Friday, 30th November: Tesco, Tetbury, 1pm to 7pm

Posted : 07/11/2007 00:14:18

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