Tuesday, 17 July 2012

New bins: changes to AVDC's refuse and recycling services

From September, AVDC will be collecting your refuse and recycling in a different way. Residents will receive their new recycling bins and an information pack during July and August.


What will the new collection system be like? AVDC will be collecting more items for recycling so you'll get a new recycling bin, food waste bins and the collection dates may change.

Recycling bin - Households will receive a large 240-litre recycling wheeled bin (with a blue hinged lid). You will use this for all paper, glass, cardboard, plastics, cartons, cans and tins, mixed together so you won’t have to separate them.

Recycling collections will continue to be made every fortnight.

Food waste bins -  Households will receive two food waste bins; a small silver kitchen caddy and a small outdoor green food waste bin, both with tightly fitting lids. You use the kitchen caddy for food scraps and when full, place in the green outdoor food bin.

The green food waste bin will be collected weekly.

Refuse bin - the rest of your waste, everything that is not recyclable, goes in your existing green wheeled bin. This will be collected fortnightly on alternate weeks with the new recycling bin.

Note - When AVDC start the new collections, they will only be be able to collect rubbish that fits in the bin, with the bin lid closed. They will no longer collect extra bags of rubbish left next to the bin, please take to the tip instead.

Finally, householders should look out for a new letter from AVDC in mid August, with any updates on the new service and what to do with your old baskets/boxes.

All information about the new service including a FAQ’s page, can be found at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/newbins