Residents' views wanted on bin collection changes

Residents' views wanted on bin collection changes

Clr David Keane

First published in News

COUNCIL bosses say they want to hear from residents before weekly black bin collections are ditched.

A consultation on the controversial decision to start alternative weekly collections, which will see blue bins collected one week and black bins the next, will run until Friday, February 1.

The council’s executive board made the decision to opt for the new collection schedule to save £1million a year in December and the change will come into affect from April.

The council says the feedback will help plan how the changes will take place and give the council an idea of how to help residents recycle and reduce waste.

Clr David Keane (LAB - Penketh and Cuerdley), executive board member for environment and public protection, said: “We’re making the move so we can make the recycling rate even better in the town and there’s no doubt it will have positive benefits on the environment but we understand residents will have concerns going forward.

“We want to urge people to share their views with us and complete the questionnaire so we can get an understanding of how we can support you through the changes.”

The questionnaire can be completed at warrington.gov.uk by clicking on the ‘Consultations’ page.

The consultation document is available to read online and hard copies can be found in libraries and the council’s contact centres.

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4:07pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ctuk_WA3 says...

Reduce council tax and nobody will be too bothered
Reduce council tax and nobody will be too bothered ctuk_WA3
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5:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

old-codger says...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha,

Reduce council tax,

Thats a good one,

I must write that one down.

WBC want to save £1 million not give it back to us.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha, Reduce council tax, Thats a good one, I must write that one down. WBC want to save £1 million not give it back to us. old-codger
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9:19pm Thu 10 Jan 13

widnesman says...

Many places who went to two weekly collection, are resorting back to weekly, mainly due to health issues.
ie:- The smell of rotting food and vermin, such as rats!!
Many places who went to two weekly collection, are resorting back to weekly, mainly due to health issues. ie:- The smell of rotting food and vermin, such as rats!! widnesman
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12:44am Fri 11 Jan 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

widnesman wrote:
Many places who went to two weekly collection, are resorting back to weekly, mainly due to health issues.
ie:- The smell of rotting food and vermin, such as rats!!
Come on you Warringtonians and those we have adopted let your views be known, find a computer or somebody else to assist you at the library perhaps or a computer savvy relative or friend to help you access this blessed questionnaire, however the purpose of the questionnaire may only serve to refute your suggestions, your comments and your objections or so it may seem to cynical old me!
[quote][p][bold]widnesman[/bold] wrote: Many places who went to two weekly collection, are resorting back to weekly, mainly due to health issues. ie:- The smell of rotting food and vermin, such as rats!![/p][/quote]Come on you Warringtonians and those we have adopted let your views be known, find a computer or somebody else to assist you at the library perhaps or a computer savvy relative or friend to help you access this blessed questionnaire, however the purpose of the questionnaire may only serve to refute your suggestions, your comments and your objections or so it may seem to cynical old me! SAC_in_Warrington
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