Victoria residents will, at last, be able to re-cycle Plastic & Cardboard as part of the normal collection service.
Households which currently have a weekly household waste collection will receive re-usable brown and white woven sacks for their plastic bottles and cardboard.
The sacks, being delivered from next week (June 10), have letters in them giving detailed information about what types of plastic and cardboard can be recycled. The letters also inform residents that the new recycling service will take place on the same day as their current refuse/recycling collections.
It is hoped that collecting these additional materials will improve recycling in areas where it tends to be lower. Currently Sefton’s borough-wide recycling rate stands at 40.8%.
Funding for the new scheme is taken from Government money and comes ahead of Sefton’s statutory obligation to introduce plastics and cardboard recycling across the borough by 2015.
As part of the Budget set on February 28th this year, we accepted the recommendation that savings could be found in the provision of sevices for green waste collection.
Members of all parties have expressed both skepticism and support for the move. The Council wil
l now perform a full public consultation on this. The consultation can be found HERE
The consultation, which runs until June 14, 2013, aims to seek the views of as many people as possible about the option of introducing a charge for the service.
The purpose of the consultation is to:
1. Explain why a charge to collect green waste is being proposed
2. Find out how much people are prepared to pay for receiving this service
3. Find out what part of the week people would like their collections to be made
4. How people will dispose of their green waste if they do not use this service.
I think a small charge for this service is not unfair given the economic situation. If the outcome is that more people compost their own green waste then that is a plus for the environment.
However, I think it would be a loss to the environment and unfair on those who don’t have gardens, who wish to re-cycle relatively small amounts of green food waste (potato peel etc..) which would inevitably end up with normal waste.
Today’s adverse weather conditions have affected refuse and recycling collection, especially in the south Sefton area, mainly on side streets.
Our current advice is to place wheelie bins and recycling out as normal for collections on Friday, March 21.
Collections are operating as normal in the north of the borough, but some collections from RAF Woodvale to the
Snow on Enfield Avenue, March 22 2013
Liverpool boundary may be missed.
Residents who missed their collections on Friday, March 22 due to the heavy snowfall and poor ground conditions, should leave their bins and recycling out. Crews will endeavour to recover any missed collections on Monday, March 25.
Recycling collections, run by Palm Recycling, The Council’s Contractor, will mirror the arrangements operated by Sefton Council.
Any updated information on collections will be reported on www.sefton.gov.uk
and via our twitter feed @SeftonCouncil.