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Recycling Scheme has some problems

July 4, 2009 by  

Non-Collection of Contaminated Bins is something that everyone wishes to avoid. 

But this is becoming a serious matter because I have been advised that Rochford District Council had 111 tonnes of contamination in May compared to 650 tonnes of dry recycling and this is costing in the order of £8,000 per month.

Recycling Officers from Rochford District Council have been going out with the refuse crews and ensuring that the dry recycling bins are free from contamination.

In many cases they have then been able to respond directly and distribute a letter and information leaflet.

In addition, the refuse crews have been using the advisory stickers on the contaminated bins and these have then followed up these initial contacts with a letter from the Council and further advice.Apparently there have been several hundred of these instances each week !!

The more seriously contaminated bins are rejected and this has upset some residents.  

The Do’s and Don’ts are here and here.

If any resident needs help in understanding the Recycling Scheme please contact the Council Contractor on 01702 533880.

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