Cotswold District Council confirms there are no changes to recycling and general household waste collections over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Residents are asked to present their bins and containers as per their regular collection schedule. Remember the Garden Waste service is still currently suspended.
The Council is calling on residents to do all they can to limit waste and recycling presented for collection so that crews can keep up with demand and provide the safest and best possible service.
To ensure services continue safely and promptly the Council urges residents to properly sort their recycling and to fill containers carefully.
Well sorted recycling means crews can make collections more quickly and helps limit their contact with waste. Please use the pre-sorting guidance found on the council website: https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/what-to-put-in-your-bin/
Households are also being advised to choose products that have less packaging in order to reduce waste.
Ubico staff are working hard with a reduced workforce to complete collections and the much higher volumes of recycling being presented stretch their capacity. This leads to missed rounds when the collection vehicles capacity has been reached.
Councillor Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “I’d like to thank our waste crews for keeping collections running as smoothly as possible during these times.”
“We’re doing everything we can to reduce the risk to them and the wider public and I hope people recognise the challenges our workforce faces.
“Our collection crews are key workers providing an essential service to the district and we need to have stringent measures in place to reduce the risk to them and residents. Please show your support for the crews who are working hard through challenging times by following the guidance and instructions that we provide.”
“The majority of issues with collections are due to the very high volumes currently being presented and I ask residents to take extra care to limit the amount of waste and recycling you present at the kerbside. Please help us to help you.”
Covid-19 – Important Safety Advice for presenting waste
You MUST separately bag potentially personal waste (like tissues) and cleaning products (disposable cleaning cloths). Leave that bag aside for at least 72 hours before placing in your residual waste bin.
Please don’t put your used tissues in the paper recycling box – even if no-one in your household is showing symptoms. Used tissues are unhygienic, potentially infectious and an unnecessary health risk for our crews. Used tissues are not recyclable.
If anyone in your household is showing Covid-19 symptoms you must follow the Public Health England guidance on disposing of your waste.
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Please see the documents below for more information:
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During the Christmas Break there will be some changes to the waste collection calendar. The Food/Garden waste will be collected as normal on Friday 20th December. The first collection of Everything after Christmas will be on Tuesday 31st December (this is 18 days after the previous Everything collection on Friday 13th December). Everything will be collected on Monday 13th January 2020 and Food/Garden waste on Saturday 18th January. Normal collection dates will resume on Friday 24th January 2020.
Please see below for a full version of Route 5A (Northleach) between November and March 2020.
During the rubbish collections on Friday, members of a company commissioned by Glos County Council will be taking samples to be analysed to improve recycling. We were not notified of this in advance but I have had a few enquiries.
I have just been sent a leaflet which the teams have to hand out to residents. Copy below.
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk
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‘Real’ Christmas trees are 100% recyclable.
Residents who subscribe to the council’s green waste collection service will be able to recycle their used Christmas trees simply by placing them in their green bin. Please ensure that the tree is broken into manageable lengths so that it will fit comfortably in the bin. The next green waste collection day in Northleach is Monday 9th January.
You can also take your real Christmas trees to the following locations where they will be recycled and turned into compost:
The garden centres will take delivery of trees during the first two weeks in January only, ready for shredding by the district council’s contractor.
Each household in Northleach and Eastington should now have received their white bag for recycling rigid plastics. Our first plastics collection will take place on Thursday 11th October. Please do not stockpile more than two weeks worth of plastics before the collection date as the service may not be able to cope. The plastic recycling bin at the Westwoods Centre will be operational for the next few months if your household requires it.
Unfortunately there has been some fly tipping at this recyling point and it is now being monitored by CDC. Please do not leave any material there that is non-recyclable.
North Cotswolds Food Bank
Some of our surrounding towns and parishes are now connected with the North Cotswolds Food Bank and the network, which helps families in need is growing month on month. All the food is donated and local care professionals such as doctors, health visitors and social workers, identify and distribute foodbank vouchers. If you would like more information on any aspect of this valuable resource they can be contacted on 07879 375562. If you do not have email or internet access please contact us for help via the Clerk details below.
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