New bin collection service starts Monday in South Bucks District

Bucks Free Press: New bin collection service starts on Monday New bin collection service starts on Monday

A NEW bin service will start this Monday across the South Bucks district giving residents the opportunity to recycle even more.

Residents will now recycle a much wider range of materials in their new containers, which have been rolled out in the last few weeks.

Cllr Nick Naylor, South Bucks District Council's Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "The new, enhanced service will deliver greatly improved recycling rates - and the less we send to landfill, the better for our taxpayers.

"We've worked hard with our contractors, Biffa, to make the transition as smooth as possible, but it's inevitable any new service rollout is likely to experience some teething issues.

Some residents have already raised concerns of the new system which will see the council no longer collect green bins but will instead collect food and garden waste separately.

New garden waste bins will be delivered to subscribed customers between March 10 and March 21, 2014, ready for the start of that new collection on March 31.

Cllr Nick Naylor added: "While we expect more calls and enquiries, we're confident we can deal with them - but I do urge people to help us by making sure they have all the information, check their collection days and put out the correct containers are out by 7am on collection day."

Working on a two-week timetable, the first weeks collections will see the general rubbish bin, food waste bin and textiles collected.

In the second week, the recycling bin, paper recycling box, food waste bin will be collected along with any batteries and small electrical items.

For more information please visit www.southbucks.gov.uk/waste.

What do you think about the new service? We would like to hear from you. Email andrew.colley@london.newsquest.co.uk

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9:27am Fri 21 Feb 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

'Customers'

**** off.
'Customers' **** off. Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: 5

9:44am Fri 21 Feb 14

I know who I am says...

"RECYCLE EVEN MORE"?? they can't manage to collect the recycling as it is let alone adding more into the equation
"RECYCLE EVEN MORE"?? they can't manage to collect the recycling as it is let alone adding more into the equation I know who I am
  • Score: 5

11:52pm Fri 21 Feb 14

tigeran says...

We pay enough can't they just collect our waste,we pay enough, please?
We pay enough can't they just collect our waste,we pay enough, please? tigeran
  • Score: 0

1:58am Sat 22 Feb 14

shaky2 says...

Where are we supposed to keep all of these bins?
Where are we supposed to keep all of these bins? shaky2
  • Score: 2

2:09am Sat 22 Feb 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Yawn... or BUGGER! I've no idea now...

Green grey brown olde grey and little green... I'm sure I've missed something and now we get MORE???
Yawn... or BUGGER! I've no idea now... Green grey brown olde grey and little green... I'm sure I've missed something and now we get MORE??? Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 0

7:47am Sat 22 Feb 14

Nick1958 says...

Oh, the fun you will have! Broken bins delivered, weeks waited for replacements. Chaos at the start as they realise it's all too much; missed collections, rushed collections with rubbish dropped in the street, not realising how much lighter emptied food bins are after collection - coming home to find them huddling together in a corner half way down the road.......
To be fair, it has settled down now but it took months!
Oh, the fun you will have! Broken bins delivered, weeks waited for replacements. Chaos at the start as they realise it's all too much; missed collections, rushed collections with rubbish dropped in the street, not realising how much lighter emptied food bins are after collection - coming home to find them huddling together in a corner half way down the road....... To be fair, it has settled down now but it took months! Nick1958
  • Score: 1

1:00am Mon 24 Feb 14

fatgardener says...

We have been waiting months for one plain black bin of household rubbish to be collected. Hurray! it was actually collected in early February. Could celebrate! Though since then it's not been emptied. We've never received any of the other types of bin or the fabled purple sacks, and would have nowhere to put them, as we live at the top of steep steps. Have got used to taking all our recycling to a recycling point and compost all vegetable waste. The new system does all seem a bit over-complicated. Have heard that it all ends up in landfill anyway because it is too expensive to sort properly and that the plastic is often the wrong sort for recycling. Can't the government just charge supermarkets extra for using excess packaging and non-recyclable materials? Can't we have re-useable bottles, like milk bottles used to be? (In France, you used to be able to take your own empty wine bottle to be filled from a cask at the village shop, and get money off your litre of rough red plonk.)
We have been waiting months for one plain black bin of household rubbish to be collected. Hurray! it was actually collected in early February. Could celebrate! Though since then it's not been emptied. We've never received any of the other types of bin or the fabled purple sacks, and would have nowhere to put them, as we live at the top of steep steps. Have got used to taking all our recycling to a recycling point and compost all vegetable waste. The new system does all seem a bit over-complicated. Have heard that it all ends up in landfill anyway because it is too expensive to sort properly and that the plastic is often the wrong sort for recycling. Can't the government just charge supermarkets extra for using excess packaging and non-recyclable materials? Can't we have re-useable bottles, like milk bottles used to be? (In France, you used to be able to take your own empty wine bottle to be filled from a cask at the village shop, and get money off your litre of rough red plonk.) fatgardener
  • Score: 0

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