Simpler - and weekly - green box system is ready to start

June 02 2017

HOUSEHOLDERS in South Gloucestershire will soon be able to recycle every week.

HOUSEHOLDERS in South Gloucestershire will soon be able to recycle every week.

From Monday 19 June, residents can put all of their recycling containers out for collection every week with their food recycling bin instead of every two weeks. 

Black bins for non-recyclable waste and green bins for garden waste will continue to be emptied fortnightly. 

South Gloucestershire Council is introducing smaller black bins for non-recyclable waste for the majority of households, with the current black bins being replaced later this year. The old bins will be collected and sent for recycling. 

The changes are taking place to encourage more recycling with a simpler collection service. 

The authority says analysis of black bin waste has shown that more than 50 per cent could be recycled from home and the changes aim to maximise recycling from households to meet long term financial and environmental targets. 

Residents will still need to sort their recycling for collection but can choose to use their existing containers or green boxes instead of bags for plastics and cardboard. The weekly collections will mean there are fewer containers to store at home.

Boxes will also be available for collection at the Sort It recycling centres between 5pm and 6pm every day from Monday June 5 to Friday June 9. The Sort It recycling centres are locatedcan be found at Collett Way, Yate, BS37 5NL; Carsons Road, Mangotsfield, BS16 9LL; Short Way, Thornbury, BS35 3UT; and Station Road, Little Stoke, BS34 6HP. 

Support will be provided to people who need help with their black bin waste once the weekly collections begin from June 19. 

Information about the changes has been delivered to households with the new collections calendar and is also available at www.southglos.gov.uk/wastestrategy

For more information about the council's recycling targets visit www.southglos.gov.uk/wastestrategy