Photo of a blue plastic bag being placed into a green box.

More homes in Bradley Stoke to receive soft plastics recycling collections

More homes in Bradley Stoke are to be included in an ongoing trial of the collection of plastic bags and wrapping from households as part of the normal weekly recycling collections. The packaging that can be recycled for the trial includes all plastic bags and wrappers, for example packets and packaging from sweets, crisps, multipack wrapping, sleeves from plastic bottles…

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Kerbside collection of soft plastics to be trialled at some homes in Bradley Stoke

Bradley Stoke in one of three areas in South Gloucestershire that have been chosen to take part in a trial to collect plastic bags and wrapping from homes as part of normal weekly recycling collections. Collections will begin from 17th October, with selected households taking part (approximately 2,000 in total across South Gloucestershire). More homes are set to be added in 2023.

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Photo of Cllr Rachael Hunt, Cabinet member for communities, at Yate Sort-It Centre.

Consultation launched on new waste strategy

South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) proposed new Resource and Waste Strategy, covering the period 2020 to 2030, incorporates aims to further improve recycling rates in the district, but also includes measures to reduce our consumption of raw materials, especially single-use plastics. A 14-week public consultation on the draft strategy document was approved at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 17th June. Ambitious,

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Photo of black refuse bins being collected.

Council admits that sorted recyclables were processed as black bin waste

Recyclable waste that had been carefully sorted by Bradley Stoke residents for South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) regular weekly kerbside recycling collection has ended up in the residual waste (black bin) processing chain, the Journal can reveal. The news came to light after two readers contacted us to say they had seen their sorted recyclable waste all thrown into the back

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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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