Photos of new, smaller black bins lined up on a street in Bradley Stoke.

Rollout of smaller black bins under way

South Gloucestershire Council has begun the mammoth task of delivering 106,000 smaller 140-litre bins to residents across the district. The new bins will replace the current 240-litre black wheeled bins used for non-recyclable waste. Around 4,000 properties in Bradley Stoke received their new, smaller black bins at the end of January; the remainder should have theirs by April at the

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Photo of a 'Romaquip' recycling collection vehicle.

Weekly recycling collections to start in June

Slimline black bins (140-litre in place of 240-litre) to be introduced later this year. South Gloucestershire Council has announced that weekly kerbside recycling collections will start on 19th June, marking the first stage in the introduction of a new waste strategy designed to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, meet recycling targets and save money. Later in the

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South Gloucestershire Council.

South Glos council tax to rise by 4.99 percent

South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) element of the council tax levied on local residents is to increase by 4.99 percent from April and looks set to be followed by a similar above-inflation rise in 2018/19. Meeting on 15th February, councillors agreed to set a revenue budget of £193.25 million, with the increase in the council-controlled element of council tax being made

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Bradley Stoke Library (temporary entrance during redevelopment work in 2016).

Council backtracks on proposed library cuts

South Gloucestershire Council has backtracked on controversial plans to close or severely restrict opening hours at many of its libraries after thousands of people voiced opposition to a range of cost-cutting options outlined in a recent public consultation. Instead, councillors have voted to investigate the use of a new technology, known as ‘Open Plus’, which it is claimed allows users

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