The Council is extending and enhancing its kerbside recycling services this summer. By offering householders the ability to recycle more items (including plastics and card) from the kerbside, the Council’s aim is to increase the District’s current 45% recycling rate.
At present some householders do not receive any recycling collections from their home, others have a limited collection of paper and card and the vast majority benefit from the Green Box collection of cans, glass and paper.
The new Bag and Box Scheme will be available to more households, giving people more options of how and where to recycle to suit their lifestyle; making recycling easier for everyone.
The new Recycling Bag and Box Scheme
The new scheme starts on 2 July 2012. Residents who are not currently on a recycling scheme will receive a green recycling box and two coloured recycling bags, those who already have a green box will receive their coloured bags before the scheme starts.
Residents should set out their bags and box together on collection days, and they will be emptied by one collection crew. The fundamental difference is that all residents will now have the opportunity to recycle their plastic bottles, food trays and containers, paper, cardboard, tins, cans and glass from the kerbside.
Some residents in more remote parts of the District or in areas inaccessible for the collection vehicle may have to take their bags and box to a central collection point (as they currently do with their refuse collections), however those residents affected will be informed about this.
The green box will only be used to recycle glass and cans. The coloured bags will be used to recycle plastics separately in one, and paper and cardboard in the other. Larger pieces of cardboard packaging can be left by the side of the coloured bag for collection. Collections will be on a fortnightly basis and you will receive a calendar showing your collection dates.
Hopefully residents will find it just as easy to place their recycling into their coloured bags and green boxes rather than into their refuse sacks.
The kerbside collection of garden waste will continue to households who already receive it and this scheme will not be expanded at this time. There will be changes to some collection days, but this will be clearly shown on the new recycling calendars.
What will happen to the current recycling services?
The current recycling services will continue from April-June 2012. We will be sending out an interim recycling calendar covering this period, so please continue to recycle in the usual way until you receive your instructions and new calendar for July onwards. The interim recycling calendars should be with householders already participating in the current scheme by the end of March, however, if you do not receive one, please contact Eden District Council’s Customer Services
tel: 01768 817817 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I find out more information?
The Recycling Team will be sending information out to all households, including new recycling calendars before the new scheme starts on 2 July 2012. They will be out and about in supermarkets, visiting local groups and attending events throughout the District.
Details about the new recycling service including dates and times when public information events will take place will be available in public libraries, shops, doctors and dental surgeries, on parish notice boards and in newsletters. Details will also be publicised in the local media and will be available on the Council’s website
Let’s recycle more together, you know you want to!
Notes to Editors
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