A survey by the council last year showed that well over three quarters of people thought that waste and refuse costs should be reduced by getting more residents to recycle and reduce the amount of rubbish they produce.
Just over half of residents thought wheelie bins were a good idea, although most people thought wheelie bins would reduce the amount of rubbish spilt onto streets and pavements.
But after a pilot scheme in two wards, more than three quarters of residents thought that their neighbourhood was cleaner than before. More than three quarters of residents strongly supported the scheme.
- Each house will get a Recycling Bin – 240 litres with a 55 litre pod inside for paper. Collected fortnightly
- Each house will also get a Residual Waste bin – 180 litres bin. Collected weekly
- Houses with 6 or more people can have a 240l bin instead of a 180l bin.
- Houses with 9 or more people can have a 360l bin instead of a 180l bin.
- An additional recycling bin will be available to anyone who needs one.
- From the 30th July, the results of Property assessments will be posted out to residents in South Yardley regarding the suitability of properties for bins.
- The delivery of bins starts at the end of September. This will take about eight weeks. But please note – collection of wheelie bins will not start until 24th November.
- Each house will also get an information pack which includes a collection calendar and instructions.
- Arrangements will be made to collect old bins and recycling boxes, though residents can keep them if they want to.
- There will be some changes to collection days as the new scheme beds in to accommodate changes in the workload.
- There will be additional resources at the Call Centre to handle the extra enquiries that will come in during the transistor period.