Bradley Stoke residents have this week received the first detailed information about South Gloucestershire Council’s new subscription-only green bin waste collection service, with hangers being placed on bins during the weekly rounds.
Residents who wish to continue to receive the service from 31st March can subscribe now via the council’s website. The optional service costs £36 per year and includes fortnightly collections.
For residents who require only occasional garden waste collection, ad hoc waste collection sacks will be available from 14th March from council libraries. Sacks cost £2 each and users can book a collection date via the council’s website.
New measures to promote home composting as a more environment-friendly option for green waste are also being introduced.
Residents who do not wish to subscribe to the collection service, or to home compost, can continue to dispose of garden waste free of charge at their local SORT IT! household waste recycling centre.
Further information on garden waste options, including online booking for the green waste service and ad hoc sack collection, is available on the council’s website at www.southglos.gov.uk/gardenwasteservice
Details will also be found in the March edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine, out this coming weekend (1st/2nd March).
Another service change being introduced from 31st March will see kerbside recycling extended to include mixed plastics, drinks cartons (also called Tetra Paks) and small electrical items.
The changes form part of the council’s revised waste strategy for 2013-19, which was approved by councillors in 2013.
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