Category: Refuse Collection

  • RESUMPTION OF BROWN BIN COLLECTION

    Please find below information I have been sent in respect of the resumption of the brown bin garden waste collection service which starts again from 3rd March. “Dear Councillor I am writing to advise you that the fortnightly garden waste (brown bin) collection service will resume on existing routes across two weeks from 3March 2014.…

  • ALTERNATE WEEK COLLECTIONS – BLACK & GREEN BINS

    You may be aware that the Council are to introduce Alternate Week Collections of green and black bins (each bin to be emptied once per fortnight). I attended an update meeting on the above and have been advised this new service will start in our area week commencing 18th November 2013. In the next week…

  • UPDATE ON ALTERNATE WEEKLY BIN COLLECTION – ROLL OUT OF PHASE 2 WARDS

    As you may be aware some months ago the Council piloted in the south of the city a fortnightly black bin and a fortnightly green bin collection service called “Alternate Week Collection”. Adel & Wharfedale Ward is to be included in Phase 2 of the rollout of fortnightly (alternate) refuse collections. It may not apply to all…

  • RECYCLING PLASTIC

    I am often asked by residents why they cannot put all plastic in their green bins as they find the numbering system on packaging difficult to see and to decipher and remember what can go where. I asked the Council’s Waste Strategy Officer what plans the Council has to allow all plastics to be placed…

  • CONTINGENCY MEASURES FOR COLLECTION OF BLACK AND GREEN WASTE BINS

    I have been advised by the Chief Officer, Waste Management of the following update: “Saturday 23rd March 2013 Refuse Service report Firstly an update from yesterday. Crews collected as much as possible, often revisiting affected areas to attempt access, wheeling out where possible. As such 88% of the service completed. Snow fall continues to be…

  • INFORMATION ON BROWN BIN COLLECTIONS SENT TO WRONG ADDRESSES

    Last week the Council admitted that some brown bin calendars were sent to households that do not receive the brown bin service. This mistake is the latest in a long line of failures in communication in the council’s refuse collection service and that it is likely to cause more confusion for local people It’s astonishing…

  • CHANGES TO THE BULKY HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE – THIS MUST NOT LEAD TO INCREASED FLY TIPPING

    At January’s Full Council meeting I asked the following question: “Does the Executive Member with responsibility for street cleansing agree that one of the unintended consequences of both the removal of the bulky household waste collection service and the changes in respect of commercial waste could be increased levels of fly tipping throughout the city?”…

  • WASTED OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE FOOD WASTE COLLECTION FUNDING

    I asked the following question at January’s Full Council meeting: “Would the Executive Member with responsibility for the development of a food waste collection in the city advise me who he holds responsible for the Council not being successful in securing the necessary funding from the Government fund, particularly in the light of the councils…

  • CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR RECYCLING AND BLACK BIN COLLECTION

    Please find below a table showing the Christmas and New Year collection days for your refuse collection: If your usual Collection Day is: Your Christmas Collection Day is: IMonday 24 December Sunday 23 December Tuesday 25 December Monday 24 December Wednesday 26 December Thursday 27 December Thursday 27 December Friday 28 December Friday 28 December…

  • PILOT FOR FORTNIGHTLY BLACK BIN COLLECTIONS

    I broadly welcome the plans for the introduction of Alternate Week Collections (AWC) and potential Weekly Food Waste Collections. Alternate week collections will mean residents have their black bin emptied on one week, and their green recycling bag/bin emptied the following week.  Phase 1 of a pilot scheme is expected to be rolled out to…