Reminder of waste and recycling changes next month
Posted on: 22 May 2017
Make sure you’re ready for the changes to North Devon Council’s waste and recycling service, kicking in next month.
From Monday 5 June the council is introducing:
- garden waste collection service for an annual fee of £36
- a weekly food waste collection service
- a trial of new collection methods including three-weekly bin collections in a small area of the district (about 3,400 properties)
The council has started taking payments for green bins, with many households who want to continue using the service already signing up. You can order and pay for your green bin online or by phone using a credit or debit card, or by cheque in person at the council’s offices (cash payments can only be made at Lynton House).
New kerbside food caddies are currently being delivered to all eligible properties in the district, ready for the weekly food waste collections service. From June food waste will no longer go in the green wheelie bin – you will need to use your kitchen and kerbside food caddies. The caddies contain a handy instruction guide, explaining what to recycle in which container. Kerbside caddies should be put out for collection from the week commencing 5 June.
In the council’s push to Recycle More, you might find you need extra recycling boxes or bags. Households can have up to two of each container, with all items available to order online at www.northdevon.gov.uk/recyclemore.
Head of Operational Services, Ricky McCormack, says: “These are big changes to our waste and recycling service and we want everyone to be prepared to recycle more. A charge is being introduced for the green wheelie bin service, which means if you want to continue using your green bin, you need to register and pay, either online, over the phone or in person, whatever’s easier for you. Over the coming weeks, all households will receive a new food waste caddy, which will be emptied every week alongside your other recycling. We need to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and recycle more. Our leaflets being delivered with the food caddies explain what you can recycle – there really should be very little going in your black wheelie bin. We all need to take responsibility for our waste, cut down what’s going to landfill and recycle more.”
Five new Recycling Advisers have also been employed, to help residents in the trial area with the change from fortnightly to three-weekly black bin collections. They will be out and about in the trial area, offering advice about recycling and how to cut down on household waste. If you are in the three-weekly trial area, you will have already received a letter and full information from the council. If you have any queries about the changes, get in touch with the council on 01271 388360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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