Households in Bradley Stoke which have decided not to subscribe to South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) new chargeable garden waste collection service will have their green bins emptied for the final time over the next fortnight.
The council’s opt-in £36 p.a. charge for emptying the green bin comes into force on 31st March, and with the bins being emptied on a fortnightly cycle, the next collection will be the last for those who decide not to pay.
For residents who require only occasional garden waste collection, ad hoc waste collection sacks should now be available to purchase from council libraries and ‘one stop’ shops. Sacks cost £2 each and users can book a collection date via the council’s website.
Further information on garden waste options, including online booking for the green waste service and ad hoc sack collection, can be found at: www.southglos.gov.uk/gardenwasteservice
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 council is inviting members of the public to find out more about the changes being introduced at a roadshow being held at the Willow Brook Centre on Friday 28th March, between 11am and 6pm.
Council officers are expecting an additional 75,000 trips p.a. to be made to South Gloucestershire’s four Sort It! civic amenity sites once the charges for garden waste collection are in force.
Bradley Stoke residents should note that their nearest Sort It! centre, in Station Road, Little Stoke (BS34 6HP) will be closed for “essential maintenance” from Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th March. It is also closed every Wednesday, a change which was introduced in August 2011 to help pay for longer opening hours at two of the other Sort It! sites, in Mangotsfield and Thornbury.
Related link: Stoke Gifford Sort It! Centre (SGC)
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