Changes To Waste Collections Christmas 2018

Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling collection service provider, Ubico Ltd, will be making normal collections up to and including Friday 21 December.  The following week, the crews will NOT be working on Monday 24, Tuesday 25 December and Wednesday 26 December.  They will also be on holiday on Tuesday 1 January 2019.  As a consequence, there will be changes in collection days until the normal schedule resumes on Monday 21 January 2019. 

The collection days will change from week commencing Monday 24 December and The collection schedule will return to normal on the week beginning Monday 21 January 2019. Please note crews will be working on four Saturdays – 29 December, 5 January , 12 January and 19 January – to catch up.

Northleach’s waste collection calendar, including holiday changes:

 

Please also note that Christmas trees can be taken to the following Garden Centres after Christmas for recycling up until 13 January 2019. (Once collected they are turned into peat-free compost):

  • Dobbies Garden Centre, Cirencester, GL7 6EU
  • Batsford Garden Centre, Batsford, GL56 9QB (will be taking trees from 6th January)
  • Wyevale Garden Centre, Lechlade, GL7 3DP

Commenting on the arrangements, Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“As always, we try to minimise disruption to the schedules over the Christmas and New Year holidays while providing the crews with a reasonable break.  Residents are now familiar with our revised schedules during the festive period and they have always responded favourably in the knowledge that everything gets back to normal within a few weeks.”

She continued: “We anticipate that households will accumulate larger amounts of waste during Christmas and New Year.  I would urge everyone to recycle as much as possible and to make the most of our kerbside recycling services, and recycling facilities across the district. Many large gifts use cardboard packaging and it is worth emphasising that the Ubico crews will only collect folded cardboard at the kerbside.  We also encourage everyone to recycle all the extra bottles that seem to accumulate over the festive season.

“For those who like to clear things away very quickly, please note that Household Recycling Centres will be open on most days during the holiday period.  However, please note that both Household Recycling Centres in Cotswold District now close for one day during the week  (Fosse Cross on Tuesdays and Pyke Quarry on Wednesdays). Both will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The new winter opening hours are 10 am to 4 pm. For more details see www.recycleforgloucestershire.com.

“North Cotswold district residents should note that we have an agreement permitting the use of the Shipston on Stour recycling centre in Warwickshire. For more information and opening times for that site, please visit Shipston on Stour recycling centre.

“Additionally don’t forget that there are many excellent recipes for leftovers on the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ website.  It’s also encouraging to hear about the growing popularity of recyclable wrapping paper rather than the metallic – and expensive – option which is not recyclable.

“While we hope to see a big upturn in recycling figures during this period, we realise that there is still going to be a build-up of non-recyclable waste at such a busy time.  For this reason, we will be allowing a ‘side waste amnesty’ for every household’s first full collection after Christmas Day; residents will be able to leave out additional amounts of non-recyclable waste in bin liners next to their grey wheeled bin/beige refuse bags. Please place all containers at the kerbside by 7 am on the revised day of collection so we can ensure that everything is picked up.”

For queries and further information about the waste and recycling services, please log on to www.cotswold.gov.uk or contact the CDC Waste Hotline on 01285 623123.

Via press release from Cotswold District Council

Five Simple Steps to Kerbside Recycling

Please find below information from Cotswold District Council about recycling changes.

Please follow ‘five simple steps’ to pre-sort your kerbside recycling
Release date: 21st June 2018

Cotswold District Council is launching a ‘five simple steps’ campaign which asks residents to pre-sort their recyclables before they present them for collection at the kerbside.

At the moment, residents tend to use: a black box for all used paper, magazines, glass items, cans/tins; a white sack for mixed plastic bottles, pots, tubs & trays; and a blue sack for cardboard.

However, the Council is now encouraging people to keep paper and magazines separate from glass items – either within the confines of one black box (if they only have only room for one) or by acquiring a second black box at no cost. To make life easier, residents can now place tins/cans and aerosols into their white sacks with plastics as these can now be separated at the recycling plant.

The ‘five simple steps’ are as follows:

Step 1 – Use one black recycling box for paper and magazines. (If you only have room for one box – put the papers at one end and the glass, jars and bottles at the other).
Step 2 – If you can accommodate a second black recycling box use this for all glass bottles and jars – no broken glass please. (You can order a second box for free if you need one).
Step 3 – You can now use the white recycling sack for tins/cans, aerosols, as well as for  plastic bottles, food trays, yoghurt pots and other types of mixed rigid plastics.
Step 4 – Use the blue recycling sack for corrugated (brown coloured) cardboard or light (grey coloured) card.
Step 5 – Use the green caddy for food waste (or you can also pop your food waste into your garden waste if you subscribe to this service).

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC Cabinet Member for the Environment, explains the benefits of additional pre-sorting: “We are delighted that so many people across the District are keen recyclers and we want to make sure that all the materials they present can be recycled. This now means that we need their help to do a little more pre-sorting before the items are collected.  Keeping the glass and paper separate means that both materials can be recycled more easily. The ‘five simple steps’ also help to speed up collections, cutting down on disruption to traffic flows caused by Ubico vehicles.”

The Council will be happy to supply a free extra black box on request. “I hope that being able to recycle tins and plastics together will make life easier for residents, but I would ask that they “wash and squash” the items first to make the most of the white sack’s capacity and also to keep it clean,” she added.

To request an extra black box or contact the CDC Waste Team email cdc@cotswold.gov.uk or phone 01285 623123.

Christmas/New Year Waste Collections 2016

2016-new-waste-collection-calendarPlease find attached the Christmas waste collection schedule (copied below). If you’ve still got a copy of the new collection calendar issued in September (see photo, right), the changes are already included so it shows the correct dates for the holiday period.

In Northleach our Friday 30th December “everything” collection will move to Tuesday January 3 and our Friday 13 “everything” collection moves to Saturday January 14.

Continue reading Christmas/New Year Waste Collections 2016

Northleach & Fosse Lions Litterpick in Northleach

Join-Local-CleanupThe Northleach and Fosse Lions are organising a litter pick around Northleach on Saturday 19th March 2016 meeting in the Market Place at 10am and finishing around 12:30pm. This is part of the Country Life magazine’s “Clean for the Queen” project to celebrate her 90th Birthday. They will be working in conjunction with CDC who are providing litter sticks, bags and gloves. Everyone is welcome to come along and help. ‪#‎CleanForTheQueen‬

Please Help Keep the Cotswolds Free from Litter!

Now that the clocks have gone forwardkeep-cotswolds-beautiful, more people are turning their attention to outdoor pursuits. Cotswold District Council is preparing for an upturn in activities which generate waste.  As well as promoting the composting of garden waste through the garden waste collection service, the Council is urging residents and visitors to follow some simple steps which will help to ensure that the area is free of unsightly litter.
Continue reading Please Help Keep the Cotswolds Free from Litter!

Christmas and New Year Waste Collections

Grey-refuse-bin-and-beige-sackCotswold District Council has advised us that the waste and recycling collection service provider, Ubico Ltd, will not be making collections on the Christmas period Bank Holidays – Thursday 25, Friday 26 December and also Thursday 1 January.

However, the crews will be working on Saturday 27 December and Saturday 3 and 10 January to catch up, and the revised collection schedule will be as follows:

Week commencing Monday 22 December 2014

Normal collection day Revised date
Mon 22 Dec 2014 No change
Tues 23 Dec 2014 No change
Weds 24 Dec 2014 No change
Thurs 25 Dec 2014 Will move to Sat 27 Dec 2014
Friday 26 Dec 2014 Will move to Mon 29 Dec 2014
Mon 29 Dec 2014 Will move to Tues 30 Dec 2014
Tues 30 Dec 2014 Will move to Weds 31 Dec 2014
Weds 31 Dec 2014 Will move to Friday 2 Jan 2015
Thurs 1 Jan 2015 Will move to Sat 3 Jan 2015
Friday 2 Jan 2015 Will move to Mon 5 Jan 2015
Mon 5 Jan 2015 Will move to Tues 6 Jan 2015
Tues 6 Jan 2015 Will move to Weds 7 Jan 2015
Weds 7 Jan 2015 Will move to Thurs 8 Jan 2015
Thurs 8 Jan 2015 Will move to Friday 9 Jan 2015
Friday 9 Jan 2015 Will move to Saturday 10 Jan 2015

The collection schedule will return to normal on the week beginning Monday 12 January 2015

Commenting on the changes, Scott Williams of the Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team said:

“We are hoping that the temporary alterations to the normal schedule will not disrupt households too much. Basically, after ‘collections as normal’ on Wednesday 24 December, there will be some delays until Saturday 10 January and then everything will be back to normal again for the week beginning Monday 14 January.”

“The Christmas season always generates a lot of recyclable waste and we would urge everyone to make maximum use of our kerbside recycling services, as well as the recycling facilities across the district.  However, it is inevitable that there will also be a build-up of non-recyclable waste at such a busy time and we will be allowing a ‘side waste amnesty’ for every household’s first full collection after Christmas Day. Residents will be able to leave out additional amounts of non-recyclable waste in bin liners next to their grey wheeled bin/beige refuse bags on their temporarily revised first collection after Christmas Day. Please place all containers at the kerbside by 7 am on the revised day of collection so we can ensure that everything is picked up.”