New bins are a big success, South Bucks District Council say

Bucks Free Press: New bins are a big success, council say New bins are a big success, council say

THERE has been a huge increase in recycling across the South Bucks District since the new wheelie bin service has been brought in.

During the first two weeks residents achieved a 50% reduction in waste sent to landfill and a 30% increase in recycling compared to the same period last year.

South Bucks District Councillor Nick Naylor, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “The first two weeks went well and the public has adapted brilliantly to the changes. We would like to thank residents for their on-going efforts to recycle more.”

In the first two weeks 71.6 tonnes of food waste has been delivered to High Heavens bulking facility.

The council say this will go on to an Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Wallingford where it will produce renewable electricity and an organic bio-fertiliser to be used on farmer’s fields.

One tonne of food waste can power 33 households for a day, so in two weeks South Bucks say they have collected enough food waste to power the whole of Iver Heath.

Residents now use a recycling box for paper and grey and white card and all other recyclables can go in the blue-lidded bin, making recycling from home so much easier.

Plus even more items can now be recycled including plastic pots, tubs and trays, foil, aerosols and Tetra Pak.

For more information on the new service, please visit: www.southbucks.gov.uk/waste.

The Bucks Free Press would also like to know your opinions on the new service. Tell us your opinions by emailing andrew.colley@london.newsquest.co.uk

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6:08am Sat 29 Mar 14

tigeran says...

"50% Reduction in waste sent landfill"

Could also be due to the fact that the dustmen either refuse or just can't be bothered to collect the waste! I wouldn't pat yourself on the back just yet SBDC, the service provided so far has been.... Well, not even a service really!
"50% Reduction in waste sent landfill" Could also be due to the fact that the dustmen either refuse or just can't be bothered to collect the waste! I wouldn't pat yourself on the back just yet SBDC, the service provided so far has been.... Well, not even a service really! tigeran
  • Score: 8

8:59am Sat 29 Mar 14

sparky49 says...

tigeran wrote:
"50% Reduction in waste sent landfill"

Could also be due to the fact that the dustmen either refuse or just can't be bothered to collect the waste! I wouldn't pat yourself on the back just yet SBDC, the service provided so far has been.... Well, not even a service really!
You hit the nail on the head. REFUSE TO COLLECT none of the councils will collect rubbish if it is in the wrong bin. This is the councils big brother attitude, not a recycling success.
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: "50% Reduction in waste sent landfill" Could also be due to the fact that the dustmen either refuse or just can't be bothered to collect the waste! I wouldn't pat yourself on the back just yet SBDC, the service provided so far has been.... Well, not even a service really![/p][/quote]You hit the nail on the head. REFUSE TO COLLECT none of the councils will collect rubbish if it is in the wrong bin. This is the councils big brother attitude, not a recycling success. sparky49
  • Score: 4

9:41am Sat 29 Mar 14

H22222 says...

The council says one thing and the residents KNOW another!!
The council says one thing and the residents KNOW another!! H22222
  • Score: 7

7:10pm Sat 29 Mar 14

stride says...

Some success, they have no idea of the problems still being felt by residents. People whose bins are meant to be changed over since the start of this new scheme are still waiting, all you get told is that it be will be 7-10 days every time. How about they listen to what residents actually want and act on it. Recycling is good, bins in a 1 bedroom house.. umm not so good. Two people living in a house and we struggle to fill a bag of plastics let alone a bin.
Some success, they have no idea of the problems still being felt by residents. People whose bins are meant to be changed over since the start of this new scheme are still waiting, all you get told is that it be will be 7-10 days every time. How about they listen to what residents actually want and act on it. Recycling is good, bins in a 1 bedroom house.. umm not so good. Two people living in a house and we struggle to fill a bag of plastics let alone a bin. stride
  • Score: 4

9:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Blaze Falconburger says...

We have made 3 attempts to get the new bin - each time we are told up to 2 weeks but it never appears, and when querying the status of the request it can never be found. Luckily we don't product much waste so it all goes in the general bin.
I can't wait for another full size bin to block the small path we have - it looks great in a street where most houses don't even half fill it. Why there isn't one bin area per road similar to flats I don't know - it could be emptied more regularly, reduce the length of time taken to do rounds, save on plastics to create so many bins and reduce the pavements of clutter - on bin day I normally have to walk on roads to avoid the bin forts, and on narrow pavements this means waiting for traffic to stop before I can pass on my way.Many small improvements could be made
We have made 3 attempts to get the new bin - each time we are told up to 2 weeks but it never appears, and when querying the status of the request it can never be found. Luckily we don't product much waste so it all goes in the general bin. I can't wait for another full size bin to block the small path we have - it looks great in a street where most houses don't even half fill it. Why there isn't one bin area per road similar to flats I don't know - it could be emptied more regularly, reduce the length of time taken to do rounds, save on plastics to create so many bins and reduce the pavements of clutter - on bin day I normally have to walk on roads to avoid the bin forts, and on narrow pavements this means waiting for traffic to stop before I can pass on my way.Many small improvements could be made Blaze Falconburger
  • Score: 3

11:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

'Portfolio Holder for Environment'

This makes Trumpton seem small and childish.
'Portfolio Holder for Environment' This makes Trumpton seem small and childish. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 1

1:28am Mon 31 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

New bins are a big success, South Bucks District Council say


It's at moments like this that I miss 'ivor'.
[italic] New bins are a big success, South Bucks District Council say [/italic] It's at moments like this that I miss 'ivor'. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

10:02am Mon 31 Mar 14

I know who I am says...

Really?
Really? I know who I am
  • Score: 2

10:59am Mon 31 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

No - just joking - but it is his type of topic.
No - just joking - but it is his type of topic. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

11:03am Mon 31 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I suspect it was a Blaze Falconburger I ate the other day with chips and brown sauce.
I suspect it was a Blaze Falconburger I ate the other day with chips and brown sauce. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

9:19am Fri 4 Apr 14

BucksComment says...

And don't the streets look nice now with 3 wheelie bins outside every property on the pavement?
And don't the streets look nice now with 3 wheelie bins outside every property on the pavement? BucksComment
  • Score: 0

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