Make note of new fortnightly recycling date

New dates for recycling

New dates for recycling

First published in News

RESIDENTS are reminded that kerbside household recycling collections will become fortnightly from the start of next month.

The current weekly recycling collection service goes fortnightly from February 3, so from this date onwards residents are asked to put out their recycling on the next day they are due a wheelie bin or blue bag collection for general waste. They should also put plastics in clear bags out on this day.

An additional recycling box is available for households which don’t have enough space in their existing boxes to accommodate this change. These are available for collection from January 27 at the following collection points across the borough during the normal venue opening hours: Dorcan Leisure Centre, Croft Leisure Centre, Highworth Rec, North Swindon Library, West Swindon Library and Pinetrees Community Centre.

Residents who wish to dispose of their recycling before their next collection can also take it to the recycling banks at various supermarkets and other locations across the borough. Details of locations are online at www.swindon.gov.uk/recycling.

Following public consultation these changes to the recycling service were approved at a special Cabinet meeting on January 2. For information visit www.swindon.gov.uk/recycling.

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12:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

swindondad says...

Have SBC done the simple thing and decided to collect recyclables on the same day as general waste?

IMHO anything else is just asking for mistakes.
Have SBC done the simple thing and decided to collect recyclables on the same day as general waste? IMHO anything else is just asking for mistakes. swindondad
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12:35pm Wed 22 Jan 14

PaulD says...

Unless they actually deliver extra boxes to residents, there will be no incentive not to simply dump excess recylables into the wheelie bin
Unless they actually deliver extra boxes to residents, there will be no incentive not to simply dump excess recylables into the wheelie bin PaulD
  • Score: 10

2:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

whats that says...

PaulD wrote:
Unless they actually deliver extra boxes to residents, there will be no incentive not to simply dump excess recylables into the wheelie bin
The wheelie bin is exactly where the garden waste will be going too when the green bag collections end
[quote][p][bold]PaulD[/bold] wrote: Unless they actually deliver extra boxes to residents, there will be no incentive not to simply dump excess recylables into the wheelie bin[/p][/quote]The wheelie bin is exactly where the garden waste will be going too when the green bag collections end whats that
  • Score: 10

10:40pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Oik1 says...

"The current weekly recycling collection service goes fortnightly from February 3,"

This will now read,
"The current weekly recycling collection service goes, straight into the wheelie bin".
"The current weekly recycling collection service goes fortnightly from February 3," This will now read, "The current weekly recycling collection service goes, straight into the wheelie bin". Oik1
  • Score: 1

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