Refuse Collection Arrangements

The new arrangements for Refuse Collection by Stratford District Council began on Monday 1 August.

What follows only applies to properties that have a collection on MONDAYS.

Residents should by now have received two new small green caddies.  If you buy compostable bin liners they have capacities of 7 and 23 litres.

The smaller caddy is for use in the kitchen only.  Food waste should be emptied into the larger caddy and left outside your property every Monday.  There are separate arrangements over Christmas and New Year.

The existing wheeled Green bin is only to be used in future for garden waste.  From 1 August food must go in the larger caddy.

The collection arrangements are a bit complex and difficult to explain.

The larger Food caddy goes out weekly.

The existing Blue wheeled bin will continue to take items that can be recycled like glass and paper:  the Grey one for items that cannot be recycled as before.  Food cannot go in either.

The Green Garden Waste wheelie goes out fortnightly as before and should be on the same pattern as before.  You will need to pay extra – currently £42 a year.

The Blue recycling wheeled bin should be collected fortnightly on the same Monday as the Green Garden waste wheelie.

The Grey wheeled bin will only be collected every three weeks.  One week it will be with your Blue and Green bins – then three weeks later with your food caddy. The pattern then repeats.

Good luck with getting your head round that pattern!

Leaflets have been delivered to each household explaining all this and there is a helpful calendar up to and including Christmas.

Any queries should be addressed to Stratford District Council on 01789 260123 or

(Source: Stratford District Council)

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