Advice from SCDC for the refuse collection changover

Information from SCDC on the waste collections during the September schedule changes

We have received the following advice  from SCDC :

“There will be a few villages / parishes that have a slightly longer wait for the collection of one waste stream but then have an earlier collection than the usual 2-week cycle for other waste streams. This is temporary and will only happen for the first 2-week cycle after the new collection arrangements go live, following which the routine collections for all bins will then be the usual 2-week cycle.

We have had to do this to be able to optimise the existing arrangements – if we tried to introduce constraints of maintaining existing collection days etc, then we wouldn’t have been able to readily optimise the existing arrangements.

In the case of Milton:

There will be an additional 6 days wait for recycling collections on top of the usual fortnight (14+6= 20 days), whilst for refuse collections there will be -8 days relative to the usual fortnight (14-8= 6 days). 

    1. For those that have two black bin collections in a row and are concerned with the build-up of recycling and green bin waste:
      Please follow our side waste policy. We can collect one transparent sack of mixed recycling (excluding glass) and one bundle of cardboard left next to your blue bin on collection day. Please read our guidelines on how to set these out correctly. You can take separated materials (cans, paper, glass etc), and garden waste to the large Household Recycling Centres near Milton or Thriplow. We also recommend home composting if you have a lot of garden waste.

      If you are uncomfortable leaving food waste in your bin for longer than 2 weeks, please alternate using your black bin and green bin for disposal of food during this time.

    2. For those that have two blue/green bin collections in a row and are concerned with the build-up of black bin waste:
      Please ensure that you place all items suitable for recycling in your blue bin, to optimise the capacity of the black bin. Excess black bin waste can be taken to the large Household Recycling Centres near Milton or Thriplow.In exceptional cases where waste is offensive, we may offer a special collection (nappies etc.) We will consider these on a case-by-case basis.
    3. All Waste streams:
    • For the first few weeks of the trial, extra vehicles will be out to support crews on collection days to ensure round completion for areas that will have a build-up of waste.
    • We have reviewed the list of flats where residents will have to wait longer than two weeks and are putting in place additional collections for those prior to launching the new routes.” 

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