Extra items to be collected by council for recycling

This Is Wiltshire: Sophie Corrigan with the orange recycling box Sophie Corrigan with the orange recycling box

DRINKS cartons, old mobile phones and batteries are among the waste items householders will soon be able to put in their orange boxes as part Swindon Council’s drive to further boost recycling rates.

At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday an action plan was approved to increase the recycling rate from the current 50 per cent to 60 per cent as soon as possible.

As part of this, from December, the council will collect Tetra Paks – drinks cartons which can currently be recycled at some supermarket car parks – as well as batteries and small hand-held electrical items, such as mobile phones, hairdryers and shavers.

The council will also trial two new recycling schemes to reach those areas where recycling is low.

It is also aiming to boost communication about recycling by including a tear-out supplement explaining what can be recycled in the Christmas edition of the council’s newsletter.

Coun Fionuala Foley , the cabinet member for Streetsmart and corporate services, said the kerbside collection of Tetra Paks and batteries was brought in due to popular demand.

She said: “I’m delighted we can now introduce Tetra Paks. I think that’s one of the things lots of people have been asking for, so I’m delighted that’s going to be collected from December.

“And also batteries. I’m sure like me you keep them in little bags and take them to Tesco or M&S and drop them in the box, but this will make it much easier. “And small electrical items will fit within the recycling box.”

The council assumes that, overall, the action plan will be cost-neutral, with expenditure offset by cumulative savings. If a further 10 per cent of waste is diverted from landfill, a saving of up to £850,000 could be made in reduced landfill charges.

In high-rise flats not able to be served by kerbside collections, the council is to trial co-mingled waste collections, where residents are given sacks to put their recycling in, which they can then put down the waste chute.

The council will also trial communal waste collections in two locations. This a European-style scheme where a drop-off point for recycling is created on public landnear streets or buildings where residents struggle to recycle.

As part of the action plan, the council hopes to save £5,000 year by removing recycling bring sites which produce less than 20 tonnes a year, on the basis they cost too much to collect from.

The council has also agreed to charge £5 for the delivery of new orange boxes from November, although there will still be discretion in specific cases and everyone will be able to pick them up free from Waterside Park, Coate Water and Stanton Park.

Coun Foley said that many people were using the boxes for personal storage, rather than for recycling, and the move aimed to give officers more time to undertake educational visits to schools to educate pupils about recycling, rather than spending time delivering up to 700 boxes a month.

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9:39am Fri 7 Sep 12

WoodsideLady says...

Very positive news - definitely the way forward as we're still somewhat behind other Counties with regard to kerbside collections. You know it makes sense!
Very positive news - definitely the way forward as we're still somewhat behind other Counties with regard to kerbside collections. You know it makes sense! WoodsideLady
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9:44am Fri 7 Sep 12

Davey Gravey says...

How about collecting the green bags first eh? Mine's been outside and week
How about collecting the green bags first eh? Mine's been outside and week Davey Gravey
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10:02am Fri 7 Sep 12

EmmBee says...

My green bag sat outside my house so long it killed the grass. So, that wasn't very "green", was it?
My green bag sat outside my house so long it killed the grass. So, that wasn't very "green", was it? EmmBee
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10:02am Fri 7 Sep 12

MrBstard says...

Could do with some new boxes, mine are all split... although me thinks a neighbour swapped them over. (Yes I know I should have painted my house number on them).
Could do with some new boxes, mine are all split... although me thinks a neighbour swapped them over. (Yes I know I should have painted my house number on them). MrBstard
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10:03am Fri 7 Sep 12

swindondad says...

Happy to hear that more items will be recycled in the future.
As for the green waste I am disapointed but not supprised that more people do not composed it at home.
Happy to hear that more items will be recycled in the future. As for the green waste I am disapointed but not supprised that more people do not composed it at home. swindondad
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10:10am Fri 7 Sep 12

DarkAuror says...

"everyone will be able to pick them up free from Waterside Park, Coate Water and Stanton Park"

Is that new because I paid £4 for a new orange box from Waterside Park.
"everyone will be able to pick them up free from Waterside Park, Coate Water and Stanton Park" Is that new because I paid £4 for a new orange box from Waterside Park. DarkAuror
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10:20am Fri 7 Sep 12

RichardR1 says...

Why is the council encouraging more laziness. Supermarkets already offer these services free.

What happens if the boxes overflow will they simply be left unemptied.

Also will the various items really be sorted before being finally disposed off.
Why is the council encouraging more laziness. Supermarkets already offer these services free. What happens if the boxes overflow will they simply be left unemptied. Also will the various items really be sorted before being finally disposed off. RichardR1
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10:42am Fri 7 Sep 12

PaulD says...

this is a great improvement. Especially for tetra paks.

RichardR1 - the laziness is people not recycling these items at all. Not everyone can get to the supermarket with a pack of dirty tetra packs, and not very many recycling points have a tetra pack bin anyway.
this is a great improvement. Especially for tetra paks. RichardR1 - the laziness is people not recycling these items at all. Not everyone can get to the supermarket with a pack of dirty tetra packs, and not very many recycling points have a tetra pack bin anyway. PaulD
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10:45am Fri 7 Sep 12

PaulD says...

and how many supermarkets have an electrical appliance recycling bin?
and how many supermarkets have an electrical appliance recycling bin? PaulD
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10:58am Fri 7 Sep 12

say it how it is says...

as for green waste i can remember paying £1 for a green waste sack from the council to have my green waste collected. if the council charged say 20p per bag i bet there wouldn,t be a backlog of greenwaste about now, i guess free collection on green waste is to up the recycling figures, i believe good old eu would of slapped a penalty on s,c,s if the required recycling was n,t met. would of been cheaper to of took the penalty and more people would then compost there own waste but hey why? easier to put out and as much as i want
as for green waste i can remember paying £1 for a green waste sack from the council to have my green waste collected. if the council charged say 20p per bag i bet there wouldn,t be a backlog of greenwaste about now, i guess free collection on green waste is to up the recycling figures, i believe good old eu would of slapped a penalty on s,c,s if the required recycling was n,t met. would of been cheaper to of took the penalty and more people would then compost there own waste but hey why? easier to put out and as much as i want say it how it is
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11:17am Fri 7 Sep 12

Always Grumpy says...

say it how it is wrote:
as for green waste i can remember paying £1 for a green waste sack from the council to have my green waste collected. if the council charged say 20p per bag i bet there wouldn,t be a backlog of greenwaste about now, i guess free collection on green waste is to up the recycling figures, i believe good old eu would of slapped a penalty on s,c,s if the required recycling was n,t met. would of been cheaper to of took the penalty and more people would then compost there own waste but hey why? easier to put out and as much as i want
I already pay enough for my waste collection, through excessive council tax. Why should I be expected to pay even more?
Improved efficiency, more collection vehicles, sacking of bone idle staff and useless managers would be a great start to improving the second class service we get at the moment from Swindon Council.
[quote][p][bold]say it how it is[/bold] wrote: as for green waste i can remember paying £1 for a green waste sack from the council to have my green waste collected. if the council charged say 20p per bag i bet there wouldn,t be a backlog of greenwaste about now, i guess free collection on green waste is to up the recycling figures, i believe good old eu would of slapped a penalty on s,c,s if the required recycling was n,t met. would of been cheaper to of took the penalty and more people would then compost there own waste but hey why? easier to put out and as much as i want[/p][/quote]I already pay enough for my waste collection, through excessive council tax. Why should I be expected to pay even more? Improved efficiency, more collection vehicles, sacking of bone idle staff and useless managers would be a great start to improving the second class service we get at the moment from Swindon Council. Always Grumpy
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11:57am Fri 7 Sep 12

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

@MrBstard

If you contact the council they will arrange for some replacements.

I had a similar issue, even though my house number was painted on them!
@MrBstard If you contact the council they will arrange for some replacements. I had a similar issue, even though my house number was painted on them! LordAshOfTheBrake
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1:40pm Fri 7 Sep 12

house on the hill says...

Always Grumpy says...
11:17am Fri 7 Sep 12

I already pay enough for my waste collection, through excessive council tax. Why should I be expected to pay even more?
Improved efficiency, more collection vehicles, sacking of bone idle staff and useless managers would be a great start to improving the second class service we get at the moment from Swindon Council.”""

Very well said, in some areas they dont recycle enough and in others like staffing they recycle too much. When they have reorganisations, instead of getting rid of the dead wood and brining in more forward thinking, value for money focused staff who have worked in business and understand that the customer comes first and not the staff, they just recycle the same staff in different job titles.

The waste is appalling not least the admission the other week that 114 of the 1500 staff are on over £50k a year and thats before the pensions, free parking, 6 months ful pay when off sick and all the other "perks|" like flexi time they so reguarly abuse, that is 1 in every 13 staff on that sort of salary, thats obscene!

We are forced by law to pay our Council Tax, but have no say in what we get back for our money and ther seems to be no sense of responsibility to us just to the inefficient staff they seem so reluctand to get rid of. The problem I guess is that ones who would make those decisions are themsleves useless so would be signing there own death warrants.

All the staff agencies admit privately that having SBC on your CV is a hindrance rather than a help in getting a job because very few understand the meaning of hard work and would never survive the real world. 80% of the work at SBC is done by 20% of the staff.

Stop recycling the staff and they will have plenty of money to put all these schemes into place which should have been there anyway.
Always Grumpy says... 11:17am Fri 7 Sep 12 I already pay enough for my waste collection, through excessive council tax. Why should I be expected to pay even more? Improved efficiency, more collection vehicles, sacking of bone idle staff and useless managers would be a great start to improving the second class service we get at the moment from Swindon Council.”"" Very well said, in some areas they dont recycle enough and in others like staffing they recycle too much. When they have reorganisations, instead of getting rid of the dead wood and brining in more forward thinking, value for money focused staff who have worked in business and understand that the customer comes first and not the staff, they just recycle the same staff in different job titles. The waste is appalling not least the admission the other week that 114 of the 1500 staff are on over £50k a year and thats before the pensions, free parking, 6 months ful pay when off sick and all the other "perks|" like flexi time they so reguarly abuse, that is 1 in every 13 staff on that sort of salary, thats obscene! We are forced by law to pay our Council Tax, but have no say in what we get back for our money and ther seems to be no sense of responsibility to us just to the inefficient staff they seem so reluctand to get rid of. The problem I guess is that ones who would make those decisions are themsleves useless so would be signing there own death warrants. All the staff agencies admit privately that having SBC on your CV is a hindrance rather than a help in getting a job because very few understand the meaning of hard work and would never survive the real world. 80% of the work at SBC is done by 20% of the staff. Stop recycling the staff and they will have plenty of money to put all these schemes into place which should have been there anyway. house on the hill
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4:13pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Louise0525 says...

Haydon End is a nightmare for green waste collection. Green bags sat outside for 2 1/2 weeks before finally collecting after chasing council up! Pavements getting stained as grass is left there rotting..council should get collections they are supposed to do sorted out first.
Haydon End is a nightmare for green waste collection. Green bags sat outside for 2 1/2 weeks before finally collecting after chasing council up! Pavements getting stained as grass is left there rotting..council should get collections they are supposed to do sorted out first. Louise0525
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5:11pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Trend says...

I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them.

As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.
I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre. Trend
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5:14pm Fri 7 Sep 12

jevs says...

How positive does a story actually have to be before the comments aren't over filled with negative moaning contributions?

Fair play to SBC, progress.
How positive does a story actually have to be before the comments aren't over filled with negative moaning contributions? Fair play to SBC, progress. jevs
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5:25pm Fri 7 Sep 12

MrBstard says...

Trend wrote:
I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.
Spot on, go down the tip.
[quote][p][bold]Trend[/bold] wrote: I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.[/p][/quote]Spot on, go down the tip. MrBstard
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6:29pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Always Grumpy says...

Trend wrote:
I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them.

As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.
You obviously work for the council!
Why should I spend money taking my waste to the tip when I have already paid the council to do it for me?
[quote][p][bold]Trend[/bold] wrote: I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.[/p][/quote]You obviously work for the council! Why should I spend money taking my waste to the tip when I have already paid the council to do it for me? Always Grumpy
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6:30pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Always Grumpy says...

jevs wrote:
How positive does a story actually have to be before the comments aren't over filled with negative moaning contributions?

Fair play to SBC, progress.
Do you work with Trend?
[quote][p][bold]jevs[/bold] wrote: How positive does a story actually have to be before the comments aren't over filled with negative moaning contributions? Fair play to SBC, progress.[/p][/quote]Do you work with Trend? Always Grumpy
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6:30pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Always Grumpy says...

MrBstard wrote:
Trend wrote:
I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.
Spot on, go down the tip.
Presumably you work with Trend and jevs!
[quote][p][bold]MrBstard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trend[/bold] wrote: I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.[/p][/quote]Spot on, go down the tip.[/p][/quote]Presumably you work with Trend and jevs! Always Grumpy
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7:20pm Fri 7 Sep 12

jevs says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
jevs wrote:
How positive does a story actually have to be before the comments aren't over filled with negative moaning contributions?

Fair play to SBC, progress.
Do you work with Trend?
No I don't.

Seriously people in these comments threads need therapy over SBC. There's a simple little story about the recycling scheme improving & you get all the same people going into tedious rants about how terrible the local authority are that have zero to do with the story.

Form a self help group, organise coffee mornings, start a petition meet up & rant to each other, stop boring everyone else.
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jevs[/bold] wrote: How positive does a story actually have to be before the comments aren't over filled with negative moaning contributions? Fair play to SBC, progress.[/p][/quote]Do you work with Trend?[/p][/quote]No I don't. Seriously people in these comments threads need therapy over SBC. There's a simple little story about the recycling scheme improving & you get all the same people going into tedious rants about how terrible the local authority are that have zero to do with the story. Form a self help group, organise coffee mornings, start a petition meet up & rant to each other, stop boring everyone else. jevs
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7:36pm Fri 7 Sep 12

TinkeyWinkey says...

Think you'll find green waste is a "free" service.

Despite that, doesn't this happen most summers, so one would think they would know what to expect during summer months when people cut their grass several times during these months and tend to their gardens!! It "always" generates alot more green bags than normal
Think you'll find green waste is a "free" service. Despite that, doesn't this happen most summers, so one would think they would know what to expect during summer months when people cut their grass several times during these months and tend to their gardens!! It "always" generates alot more green bags than normal TinkeyWinkey
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8:01pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Always Grumpy says...

TinkeyWinkey wrote:
Think you'll find green waste is a "free" service.

Despite that, doesn't this happen most summers, so one would think they would know what to expect during summer months when people cut their grass several times during these months and tend to their gardens!! It "always" generates alot more green bags than normal
It's run by SCS, which is funded by council tax payers. We pay their wages, pensions, NI, cost of vehicles, premises etc., so there's not exactly much 'free' about it.
[quote][p][bold]TinkeyWinkey[/bold] wrote: Think you'll find green waste is a "free" service. Despite that, doesn't this happen most summers, so one would think they would know what to expect during summer months when people cut their grass several times during these months and tend to their gardens!! It "always" generates alot more green bags than normal[/p][/quote]It's run by SCS, which is funded by council tax payers. We pay their wages, pensions, NI, cost of vehicles, premises etc., so there's not exactly much 'free' about it. Always Grumpy
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8:31pm Fri 7 Sep 12

semitonic says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
MrBstard wrote:
Trend wrote:
I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.
Spot on, go down the tip.
Presumably you work with Trend and jevs!
Grampy (aka spiderman since you can't even climb out of the bath these days) nobody expects you to drive to the dump as you'd probably crash your Morris Minor whilst shaking your fist at other road users.

Grab a cup of Ovaltine and bog off to bed you old buggеr.
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrBstard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trend[/bold] wrote: I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.[/p][/quote]Spot on, go down the tip.[/p][/quote]Presumably you work with Trend and jevs![/p][/quote]Grampy (aka spiderman since you can't even climb out of the bath these days) nobody expects you to drive to the dump as you'd probably crash your Morris Minor whilst shaking your fist at other road users. Grab a cup of Ovaltine and bog off to bed you old buggеr. semitonic
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10:20pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Always Grumpy says...

semitonic wrote:
Always Grumpy wrote:
MrBstard wrote:
Trend wrote:
I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.
Spot on, go down the tip.
Presumably you work with Trend and jevs!
Grampy (aka spiderman since you can't even climb out of the bath these days) nobody expects you to drive to the dump as you'd probably crash your Morris Minor whilst shaking your fist at other road users.

Grab a cup of Ovaltine and bog off to bed you old buggеr.
Yet another stunning contribution to the debate from someone without an original thought in his head.
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrBstard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trend[/bold] wrote: I think this is a really positive move by SBC well done them. As for the green waste they have had an unprecedented amount to collect due to the wet summer which has meant that grass and plants have kept growing causing more waste. I personally think SBC have been doing a fantastic job of trying to catch up. If you have a car and it bothers you, stick it in your boot and take it to a household recycling centre.[/p][/quote]Spot on, go down the tip.[/p][/quote]Presumably you work with Trend and jevs![/p][/quote]Grampy (aka spiderman since you can't even climb out of the bath these days) nobody expects you to drive to the dump as you'd probably crash your Morris Minor whilst shaking your fist at other road users. Grab a cup of Ovaltine and bog off to bed you old buggеr.[/p][/quote]Yet another stunning contribution to the debate from someone without an original thought in his head. Always Grumpy
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9:50am Sat 8 Sep 12

Oliver_Donachie says...

60% recycling rate will be an amazing figure, good job SBC.
60% recycling rate will be an amazing figure, good job SBC. Oliver_Donachie
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2:44pm Sat 8 Sep 12

Pompey-Bound says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Why is the council encouraging more laziness. Supermarkets already offer these services free.

What happens if the boxes overflow will they simply be left unemptied.

Also will the various items really be sorted before being finally disposed off.
Shouldn't you be busy packing?
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Why is the council encouraging more laziness. Supermarkets already offer these services free. What happens if the boxes overflow will they simply be left unemptied. Also will the various items really be sorted before being finally disposed off.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you be busy packing? Pompey-Bound
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4:18pm Sat 8 Sep 12

PJC says...

There have been some problems, but are usually sorted with a polite e-mail or phone call. Pleased that the batteries etc. will be collected, but would be happier if we could also have food waste collections like some other towns. All our veg waste means I haven't bought compost for at least 3 years, but some things can't go in there but can be recycled with the right technology.
There have been some problems, but are usually sorted with a polite e-mail or phone call. Pleased that the batteries etc. will be collected, but would be happier if we could also have food waste collections like some other towns. All our veg waste means I haven't bought compost for at least 3 years, but some things can't go in there but can be recycled with the right technology. PJC
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2:02am Sun 9 Sep 12

SpeakUp says...

Many towns have a mixed recycling bin that is bound to increase the amount of stuff that gets recycled. Why not Swindon? Our bin men spend ages seprating stuff at the roadside whereas other councils simply collect it all and sort it later. Why is Swindon so far behind?
Many towns have a mixed recycling bin that is bound to increase the amount of stuff that gets recycled. Why not Swindon? Our bin men spend ages seprating stuff at the roadside whereas other councils simply collect it all and sort it later. Why is Swindon so far behind? SpeakUp
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3:52pm Sun 9 Sep 12

faatmaan says...

when i walk my dog on a night before wheelie bin collections, its amazing to see the differences between houses, ie some have more than one wheelie bin, some do recycle. many others don't/can't be bothered, council employees/relatives seem able to deposit at kerbside what they want (and is collected), the only mugs are those of us who pay full council charge without questioning the efficiency of these departments within the council, it is time value for money is a bye word and not a false promise.
when i walk my dog on a night before wheelie bin collections, its amazing to see the differences between houses, ie some have more than one wheelie bin, some do recycle. many others don't/can't be bothered, council employees/relatives seem able to deposit at kerbside what they want (and is collected), the only mugs are those of us who pay full council charge without questioning the efficiency of these departments within the council, it is time value for money is a bye word and not a false promise. faatmaan
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1:35am Mon 10 Sep 12

greenpacer says...

As for green recycling you can't compost all of it. Such as hedge cuttings and I don't have the space to stack it up to rot. Grass, kitchen waste and various waste from my veg go into my compost bin. The rest the council can take away ,chop up and then use on the parks and gardens around Swindon!!
As for green recycling you can't compost all of it. Such as hedge cuttings and I don't have the space to stack it up to rot. Grass, kitchen waste and various waste from my veg go into my compost bin. The rest the council can take away ,chop up and then use on the parks and gardens around Swindon!! greenpacer
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1:36am Mon 10 Sep 12

greenpacer says...

As for green recycling you can't compost all of it. Such as hedge cuttings and I don't have the space to stack it up to rot. Grass, kitchen waste and various waste from my veg go into my compost bin. The rest the council can take away ,chop up and then use on the parks and gardens around Swindon!!
As for green recycling you can't compost all of it. Such as hedge cuttings and I don't have the space to stack it up to rot. Grass, kitchen waste and various waste from my veg go into my compost bin. The rest the council can take away ,chop up and then use on the parks and gardens around Swindon!! greenpacer
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3:17pm Mon 10 Sep 12

PJC says...

I once saw a torn bin bag with a roast chicken carcass where only the breast meat had been taken off & the rest thrown away. Residents need to do their part. We can't blame everything on the council, even if they don't always come up to scratch.
I once saw a torn bin bag with a roast chicken carcass where only the breast meat had been taken off & the rest thrown away. Residents need to do their part. We can't blame everything on the council, even if they don't always come up to scratch. PJC
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