Notice from Cotswold District Council
Cotswold District Council will soon be changing waste and recycling collection days for about 70% of households in the district to improve the service to residents.
Why is this happening?
Over the last few years there has been a noticeable increase in the size and distribution of the population across the District, with many people moving into newly built properties. This has provided scope for us to improve our service, reducing vehicle movements and ensuring missed bin collections are addressed swiftly. The rezoning of rounds will affect about 70% of households. Once in place, we believe that the new zones will be able to absorb the impact of further property development over the next few years.
What would happen if we didn’t do this?
If we just continue with our current arrangements local Council Tax payers would face a large, and unnecessary, increase in expenditure on the waste service because we would have to hire more staff and also purchase new trucks to meet demands – both would then be surplus to requirements on several days of the week.
When will the new collection arrangements begin?
The revised zones are scheduled to come into effect on the week beginning 19 September. We recognise that some households will have to wait for more than 14 days for their first waste or recycling collection after the change is introduced; as a result, Ubico crews will collect any additional waste/recycling which has accumulated, provided it is placed by the refuse bin or recycling box on the day of the first collection after 19 September. Additional refuse should be presented in a bin liner and additional recyclables can be presented in a cardboard box.
How will residents be informed?
Recently Ubico started delivering bin labels to the areas which are included in the change. During August, all residents who will be assigned a new waste collection day as a result of these changes will receive a detailed letter and a revised collection calendar in a marked envelope.Please Note: Only those properties which receive the letter will see a change in their collection day.
In addition, information is available on the Council’s website – www.cotswold.gov.uk/34979.aspx and we will be issuing press releases and posting information using Twitter and Facebook.