Reminder: bin collection day changes this week

AVDC have issued the following press release reminding residents that the bin collection day changes this week.  They also confirm that this does mean that there will be two green lid bin collections in a row (green also having been collected on Friday last week). Changes to bin collections are all set to take effect this week (from Tuesday 7 June). Everyone’s first collection of the new schedule will be the green rubbish bin, even if this was collected last week. The following week, the blue-lidded recycling bin will be collected. There are no changes to garden waste collections. For some, this may mean there is a three-week gap between recycling collections. These residents are welcome to leave any extra recycling that doesn’t fit in their bin in cardboard boxes or clear see-through plastic bags by their recycling bin. No-one will have a three week gap in rubbish collections, avoiding issues of extra rubbish waste. Although not everyone’s collection day has changed, to help avoid confusion, all residents – except people using communal bins who are not affected – should have received a confirmation letter last week. Enclosed with the letter confirming their new schedule was a leaflet saying what to put in each bin, a helpful calendar showing new collection dates for June and July, and a reminder about AVDC’s garden waste and bulky items services. If you have mislaid your letter, you can check the new dates on AVDC’s website (http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/find-your-bin-day) and bin app. Sir Beville Stanier, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “Waste is now being sent to the new Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Greatmoor rather than landfill. This allows us to accommodate the extra 4,000 households the Vale has gained over the last four years, and saves AVDC around £250,000 a year! This money can then be reinvested to improve services. “A change in waste disposal sites unfortunately means a change in waste collection days, so please keep a note of your new day and put your green rubbish bin out for collection this week.” For more information and to find out what goes in each bin, please visit our website http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/recycling  

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