Changes to Torridge's Waste & Recycling Collections
 
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Changes to Torridge's Waste & Recycling Collections

Changes to Torridge's Waste & Recycling Collections - See more at: http://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/16470/Changes-to-Torridges-Waste--Recycling-Collections#sthash.SQuoTwwy.dpuf

 

Changes to Torridge's Waste & Recycling Collections

 

Torridge is changing the way we collect waste and recycling and welcomes the views of residents on our proposals

 

 

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     Torridge is changing the way we collect waste and recycling to:

  • Reduce waste and increase recycling

  • Meet the statutory target of recycling 50% of all waste by 2020

  • Increase the range of items collected for recycling

  • Manage the cost pressures facing our service resulting from the reduced government funding, increasing numbers of housing being built, the need to modernise the fleet of vehicles, and the need to provide a new modern depot.

 

A number of other Councils are looking to move to 3 weekly / monthly collections and Torridge is the only Devon District Council which still collects waste for landfill on a weekly basis. Research and evidence suggests this has a restraining effect on the level of recycling. The planned changes to a fortnightly black bag collection, while at the same time vastly extending the range of plastics collected, and enhancing food waste and garden waste collections, are expected to have a positive effect on recycling rates, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in environmentally damaging landfill.

Recycling proposals

The Council feels that the above proposals offer a balanced approach by extending the range of services we provide to more people, offering more ways to recycle, while limiting the impact of cost to a small charge per year for garden waste where people choose to receive this service, and also deliver a better outcome for the environment.

Please tell us what you think by completing this short survey before 31 March 2017.

Please click HERE to have your say.

- See more at: http://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/16470/Changes-to-Torridges-Waste--Recycling-Collections#sthash.SQuoTwwy.dpuf