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Recycling Soars Under New Waste Service

Residents in and around three Cotswold villages are recycling more than ever before thanks to Cotswold District Council’s new waste collection service.

Householders in the Birdlip, Cowley and Coberley area have been the first in the District to receive the new service, which includes the weekly collection of food waste for composting and the addition of cardboard to the materials collected fortnightly for recycling.

After just three weeks of collections under the new service, approximately 60% of the waste collected has been recycled and composted compared to a District average of just over 40% under the old service arrangements.
During those three weeks in Birdlip, Cowley and Coberley, only 6.4 tonnes of rubbish has been sent to landfill sites compared to the 11.4 tonnes which would have been expected under the old service.

“These figures from the first phase area are hugely encouraging,” said Cllr Mark Tufnell, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment.
“If they are repeated across the District we will achieve our aim of significantly reducing the amount of rubbish from the Cotswolds that is buried at landfill sites.”
The first collections under the new service across the rest of the District are due to be made during the week beginning Monday, 21 April.

The new service consists of:
  • The weekly collection of food waste for composting
  • An optional charged-for weekly collection of garden waste for composting
  • The fortnightly collection of card and cardboard for recycling
  • The continuation of the current fortnightly collection of paper, glass, cans/tins and aerosols for recycling
  • The collection of non-recyclable waste fortnightly in grey wheeled bins or in Council-supplied beige bin bags

For more information about the new service and to register for the new charged-for weekly collection of garden waste, visit the Waste Service Redesign page or contact the Council’s Waste Hotline on 01285 623 123.

Posted : 02/04/2008 14:27:24

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