Recycling – The New Regime

In the Christchurch Times, 26 September 2019, it was reported that Dorset County council will cease to prove recycling services to Christchurch from 1 April 2020.

This article does not appear to be online, so here is a summary of the main points:

  • BCP Council met on Monday, 20 September 2019, to discuss proposals, with the decision made on September 30. Note that no changes will occur until April 1, 2020.
  • There will be a financial benefit of £342K annually, 2.39M over seven years
  • Services include
    • Household rubbish and recycling collections
    • Street cleaning
    • Commercial waste services
    • Garden waste
    • Fly tipping
  • If approved, most services will continue as before
  • Changes and Advantages (in addition to cost savings):
  • Glass will no longer be needed to be sorted into a separate box, but can be put into mixed recycling for the usual fortnightly collections
  • Foil & cartons can be included for recycling
  • Thus there is a simpler system:
    • Fewer containers
    • Less lifting