Public meetings to be held ahead of waste and recycling trial
Posted on: 28 April 2017
North Devon Council is holding public meetings in Whiddon Valley, Bratton Fleming, Forches and Landkey, to inform residents about an upcoming waste and recycling trial in their area.
Service changes across the district – which all come into effect from 5 June – include a new weekly food waste collection together with weekly recycling, and a garden waste collection service for a small annual fee. In addition to this, an area of the district has been chosen for a trial of unlimited recycling, alongside a three-weekly rather than fortnightly black bin collection.
The public meetings are open to all trial area residents and will focus specifically on the waste and recycling trial. The meetings will take place on the following dates:
- 8 May, Whiddon Valley St John’s Community Centre
- 11 May, Bratton Fleming Village Hall
- 17 May, Landkey Village Hall
- 18 May, Forches Youth and Community Centre, Barton Road
All the meetings will begin at 7pm and finish no later than 8.30pm.
The trial covers the following areas:
- Bratton Fleming
- Part of Brayford
- Whiddon Valley
- Stoke Rivers
Head of Operational Services, Ricky McCormack said: “We would like to take the opportunity to inform those living in the trial area about the service changes we are making from 5 June, as well as explaining the reasons behind them. It is important to the future of our district that we improve our recycling rates and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Following the success of similar changes by other councils around the country, we have decided to trial some changes to help us achieve these aims. It is crucial to the success of the trial that residents embrace the changes. These public meetings will give householders in the trial area the opportunity to find out more, and enable us to address any concerns by explaining what actions have been put in place.”
To assist residents with these changes the council has employed a team of Recycling Advisors who will work on the ground in the trial area, offering practical advice, support and assistance where required.
More information about the changes to waste and recycling collections and the trial are on the council’s website www.northdevon.gov.uk/recyclemore.Posted in: Community | Environment