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Latest On Waste Service Via Council Postcards

Cotswold District Council is sending a postcard to every household in the District this week giving residents the latest information on its redesigned waste and recycling collection service.

Delays in the delivery of new wheeled bins across the Cotswolds mean that householders are being given two important messages on how to deal with their waste from next week:

Go for it!

* The new weekly charged-for collection of garden waste will start from Monday, 21st April.

* Everyone who has received a new food waste container will be able to put it out weekly for collection from 21st April and those householders who have paid for the garden waste service will be able to empty food waste into their green wheeled bins for weekly collection.

Wait for it!

* The introduction of the new fortnightly collection of non-recyclable household rubbish in grey wheeled bins or beige refuse bags has been postponed until midsummer.

* The new fortnightly collection of card and cardboard for recycling has also been delayed.

Residents who have received their new grey wheeled bins should not use them yet.

Non-recyclable household rubbish will continue to be collected weekly from kerbside in black bags or dustbins until the delivery of the new wheeled bins has been completed across the District.

The fortnightly collection of paper, cans and glass in kerbside recycling boxes will continue as normal throughout.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “The contractor gave a five-week estimate for the delivery of all the containers across the District in time for the whole service to start from April 21st. Unfortunately, they underestimated the scale of the task and the complexity of delivering across our large rural District of 450 square miles.”

For more information, visit www.cotswold.gov.uk or call the Council’s Waste Hotline on 01285 623123.

Posted : 15/04/2008 13:12:50

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