Household Recycling Collection and Green Waste collection
I am writing to remind you that household recycling collections will soon become fortnightly and the current green waste collections will be stopping and replaced with an optional, paid-for service.
The changes mean weekly recycling collections will become fortnightly from Monday, 3 February 2014. So from this date onwards residents are asked to put out their recycling on the next day they are due a wheelie bin collection for general waste. They should also put plastics in clear bags out on this day.
Households that need an recycle extra box, due to insufficient space in current boxes to accommodate this change, can collect one (subject to current availability and supplies will be replenished) at the following venues from Monday, 27 January 2014onwards during the normal venue opening hours: North Swindon Library, West Swindon Library, Dorcan Leisure Complex, Highworth Rec, Croft Leisure Centre. Additional boxes are also available at Pinetrees Community Centre at the following times: Mon, Tues and Thurs 3pm-8pm, Fri noon until 4pm and Sat and Sun 9am until noon.
A small number of households across the Borough, due to the difficult nature of their collection route, will continue to have weekly recycling collections and residents where this applies are being informed.
The new green waste service starts on Monday, 31 March 2014, so the last collection date for all households under the current service will be made on the usual day between Monday, 17 and Friday, 28 March. Residents will be able to register for the new paid-for service from Monday, 3 February or can pre-register now by sending an email with their name and address firstname.lastname@example.org or calling: (01793) 445501. More than 1,300 residents have pre-registered so far.
Residents will need to register by Friday, 14 March to receive a bin (or supply of bags for those properties considered by the Council to be unsuitable for a wheelie bin) in time for the start of the new service which will begin on the next collection date for their area from 31 March.
By the end of today (Friday, 24 January), all households in the Borough should have received a leaflet informing them of these changes. If you are aware of any households where this is not the case, please get in touch with the specific details (name of resident and full address) and email this information to email@example.com so a leaflet can be sent.
For more information, including FAQs as also previously shared with you via email, please see www.swindon.gov.uk/recyclingResidents without internet access at home may wish to make use of the free internet access available at libraries across the Borough.
Many thanks for your assistance in helping to raise awareness of these changes. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Cllr Richard Hurley
Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Housing and StreetSmart