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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Diagram showing the average volume of black bin waste in a 240 litre bin and the same waste in a 140 litre bin. (South Gloucestershire Council, 2015).

South Glos Council consults on plan to almost halve size of black bin

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has announced proposals to almost halve the size of residents’ black bins in a bid to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, meet recycling targets and save money. The authority wants to replace existing 240-litre capacity wheelie bins with a slimline 140-litre version, which it would continue to empty on a fortnightly basis. Kerbside

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Diagram showing the average volume of black bin waste in a 240 litre bin and the same waste in a 140 litre bin. (South Gloucestershire Council, 2015).

Local events to explain proposed changes to waste collection service

Bradley Stoke residents have two further opportunities in the coming days to hear more about proposed changes to South Gloucestershire Council’s waste collection service that could see a significant reduction in the size of the black ‘residual waste’ bin provided to households. In an effort to reduce waste, increase recycling rates and make further savings of £1 million per annum

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Tory protest outside the Stoke Gifford Sort It! Centre.

Concern over increased traffic at Sort It! centre as “bin tax” comes into force

Conservative campaigners have protested outside the Stoke Gifford Sort It! centre, claiming that South Gloucestershire Council’s new charge for the collection of garden waste, which comes into effect today, will lead to “traffic chaos” around local recycling centres. With an opt-in charge of £36 p.a. for the green bin garden waste collection service now in force, council officers are expecting

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