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Green waste collection attracts 5,600 customers

Swindon Advertiser: MORE than 5,600 households have signed up for the council’s new green waste collection service, which starts from the end of this month MORE than 5,600 households have signed up for the council’s new green waste collection service, which starts from the end of this month

MORE than 5,600 households have signed up for the council’s new green waste collection service, which starts from the end of this month.

The final collection round under the current four-bag limit service is now under way and the optional, paid-for service will begin on Monday, March 31.

Annual subscription costs £40, including a fortnightly collection, except for two weeks at Christmas, and a wheelie bin or supply of bags for properties the council considers unsuitable for a bin.

To register, go online at www.swindon.gov.uk/greenwaste or call 01793 445501. Residents are asked not to put out unregistered bags of green waste after their final collection date, as they will no longer be picked up.

Alternatively people can compost at home and the council has teamed up with SEQOL Enterprise Works, which provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities, to offer heavily discounted compost bins.

Prices start at £15.9. To buy a bin, or for more information, call 01793 464646 or go online at www.seqol.org/enterprise-works.

Green waste can also be taken for composting to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, in Cheney Manor Industrial estate, where the extended summer opening hours will apply from Sunday, March 30.

As the weather improves the site gets busier, particularly at weekends and during bank holidays, so residents are reminded of the webcam on the website www.swindon.gov.uk/wastewebcam which means they can check on queues before setting off.

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4:31pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Davey Gravey says...

A pathetic amount considering the size of the town.
Look forward to increased queues at the already busy recycling tip. Increased fly tipping. Green waste put out with refuse.
Proof the Tory council we have so not listen to residents. Vote them out in May
A pathetic amount considering the size of the town. Look forward to increased queues at the already busy recycling tip. Increased fly tipping. Green waste put out with refuse. Proof the Tory council we have so not listen to residents. Vote them out in May Davey Gravey
  • Score: 3

5:17pm Fri 21 Mar 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Ha Ha Ha......

Didn't they need to get at least 16000 people to sign up to the scheme break even on the costs of the change?

I think I know of one person who signed up.

My green rubbish will be heading into the wheelie bin for turning into fuel pellets and thus recycled for free.

Looking at some of the social media sites, fly tipping seems to be on the increase already as people didn't know the green waste collection changes weren't happening until the end of the month.
Ha Ha Ha...... Didn't they need to get at least 16000 people to sign up to the scheme break even on the costs of the change? I think I know of one person who signed up. My green rubbish will be heading into the wheelie bin for turning into fuel pellets and thus recycled for free. Looking at some of the social media sites, fly tipping seems to be on the increase already as people didn't know the green waste collection changes weren't happening until the end of the month. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 7

5:25pm Fri 21 Mar 14

fuzzey says...

Was sorry to see the last of green collection waste crew this week they have been doing a really good job in this area guess they will be reassigned to work elsewhere now ?? Wirral council on line say some garden waste can be placed in the general waste bin hopefully this will also now apply in swindon ???
Was sorry to see the last of green collection waste crew this week they have been doing a really good job in this area guess they will be reassigned to work elsewhere now ?? Wirral council on line say some garden waste can be placed in the general waste bin hopefully this will also now apply in swindon ??? fuzzey
  • Score: 3

12:00am Sat 22 Mar 14

madreeves says...

I went to the tip last Tuesday afternoon at about 3.00 and the queue was horrendous. Way back on to main road. It seems there may be a substantial traffic issue as well as the actual green waste one.
I went to the tip last Tuesday afternoon at about 3.00 and the queue was horrendous. Way back on to main road. It seems there may be a substantial traffic issue as well as the actual green waste one. madreeves
  • Score: 2

9:15am Sat 22 Mar 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

madreeves wrote:
I went to the tip last Tuesday afternoon at about 3.00 and the queue was horrendous. Way back on to main road. It seems there may be a substantial traffic issue as well as the actual green waste one.
Its been like that for the last week or more. Queuing all the way out to the roundabout on the main road from the moment it opens right through the day.
[quote][p][bold]madreeves[/bold] wrote: I went to the tip last Tuesday afternoon at about 3.00 and the queue was horrendous. Way back on to main road. It seems there may be a substantial traffic issue as well as the actual green waste one.[/p][/quote]Its been like that for the last week or more. Queuing all the way out to the roundabout on the main road from the moment it opens right through the day. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 3

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