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The North Cotswold Freecycle Group is growing daily

Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

The North Cotswold Freecycle Group was set up in September 2006 and is a branch of an incredibly fast-growing International Freecycle movement, which began in Tucson, Arizona, USA on 1st May 2003. The North Cotswold group now boasts over 1500 members and is growing daily. Read the rest of this entry »

Cold snap sparks Cotswold District Council warning over food containers

Food and Produce by Adam No Comments »

Cotswold District Council is warning householders that it may not be possible to collect some of their food waste if it becomes frozen solid to the inside of their food waste containers after a severe frost. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold waste team working hard with bin deliveries

Features by Adam No Comments »

Cotswold District Council is working hard to deliver bins to the small number of households in the District which have yet to receive their containers for the new waste and recycling collection service. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold recycling rates rocket during first week of new waste service

Features by Adam No Comments »

Recycling soared by 30% in the first week of Cotswold District Council’s new waste collection service.

More than 140 tonnes of recyclables were collected last week compared to just over 110 tonnes under the old service a fortnight previously.

During the same five days, the amount of non-recyclable landfill waste collected has fallen by more than 50%.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “The overriding aim of the new service is to reduce the amount of rubbish we send to landfill sites and to increase the amount of waste we recycle, so these initial figures are hugely encouraging.

“Residents showed great patience and tolerance when the introduction of the service was delayed and there are bound to be some initial teething problems while we all adjust to the changes. However, I think these figures show just how much the District will benefit from the new service in the long term.”

Under Cotswold District Council’s new waste collection service, food waste and garden waste are collected weekly for composting.

All other collections are fortnightly, including:

•    Non-recyclable landfill waste in a Council-issued grey wheeled bin or beige bin bags
•    Paper, glass, cans/tins and empty aerosols in kerbside recycling boxes
•    Card and cardboard in reusable blue sacks

The huge volume of card and cardboard which is being put out to be recycled has meant that SITA has had to use two vehicles to collect the recyclables – one lorry for glass and cans, the other for paper and cardboard.

“The Council and SITA are committed to ensuring that the new service is as cost-effective and efficient as possible,” added Cllr Tufnell.

“After the first few weeks, we will analyse just how much more recyclable waste we are collecting and how much less landfill waste.

“We will then be able to adjust our resources accordingly and establish whether the provision of two recycling collection vehicles for each area is the most efficient long-term solution.”

The lorries which are collecting the paper and cardboard are the same kind of rear-loading compaction vehicles which pick up landfill waste, but the Council can assure residents that all the material they put out for recycling is being recycled. Additional recycling containers are available if residents require them.

People are also reminded that non-recyclable landfill waste is now only being collected if it is contained within a Council-issued grey wheeled bin with the lid closed or Council-issued beige bin bags. Any additional waste put out at kerbside will not be collected.

Anyone who has a query about the new waste service should visit www.cotswold.gov.uk or contact the Waste Hotline on 01285 623123.

Source: Cotswold District Council

Related articles:
Start date announced for new Cotswold waste service
Recycling boost for north Cotswold residents
Weekly Cotswold garden waste service starts April 21st
Cotswold District Council says don’t use your new bin just yet!

Start date announced for new Cotswold waste service

Events, Features by Adam No Comments »

Cotswold District Council’s new waste and recycling collection service will be fully up and running from Monday, 23rd June.

The weekly collection of food waste and weekly charged-for collection of garden waste for composting began in April. Now, the Council is ready to introduce the final elements of the waste service redesign. Read the rest of this entry »

Recycling boost for north Cotswold residents

Places by Adam No Comments »

Keen recyclers in the north Cotswolds have received a welcome boost from Council officials. Gloucestershire residents have been given official confirmation that they can use the Household Recycling Centre at Shipston-on-Stour, which is just across the county border in Warwickshire. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Cotswold garden waste service starts April 21st

Events, Features by Adam No Comments »

Cotswold District Council’s new weekly charged-for garden waste collection service will start from Monday, 21st April, and food waste will also be collected across much of the District from that date. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold District Council says don’t use your new bin just yet!

Features by Adam No Comments »

Don’t use your new bin just yet!

Cotswold residents who have recently received new grey wheeled bins have been reminded not to use them just yet.

Read the rest of this entry »

First food waste collections in Cotswolds

Food and Produce by Adam No Comments »

Cooked and uncooked food waste was collected for composting for the first time by Cotswold District Council’s contractor SITA today (Tuesday, 11th March).

Householders who live in and around the villages of Birdlip, Cowley and Coberley were the first in the Cotswold District to have their waste collected under the Council’s new waste service today. Read the rest of this entry »

Waste roadshows to travel the Cotswolds

Features by Adam No Comments »

A series of information roadshows are being held across the Cotswolds from next week to explain how and why Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling service is changing.

Read the rest of this entry »

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