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Cotswold District Council says don’t use your new bin just yet!

Don’t use your new bin just yet!

Cotswold residents who have recently received new grey wheeled bins have been reminded not to use them just yet.

First food waste collections in Cotswolds

Cooked and uncooked food waste was collected for composting for the first time by Cotswold District Council’s contractor SITA today (Tuesday, 11th March).

Householders who live in and around the villages of Birdlip, Cowley and Coberley were the first in the Cotswold District to have their waste collected under the Council’s new waste service today.

Waste roadshows to travel the Cotswolds

A series of information roadshows are being held across the Cotswolds from next week to explain how and why Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling service is changing.

Cotswold gardeners urged to sign up for green waste service

Don’t let the grass grow under your feet! That is the message being given to gardeners by Cotswold District Council ahead of the new waste and recycling collection service.

The Council’s current free fortnightly collection of garden waste will stop in April when new weekly collection arrangements are introduced across the whole of the District.

Roll out of new Cotswold waste service to begin in Birdlip, Cowley and Coberley

The roll-out of Cotswold District Council’s new waste and recycling service has begun in earnest.
People who live in and around the three villages of Birdlip, Cowley and Coberley will be the first in the District to start using the new service in March.

A recycled Christmas cardboard mountain

Keen environmentalists in the Cotswolds have been recycling unprecedented amounts of card and cardboard over the Christmas period.

There are now eight large cardboard recycling containers sited across the Cotswold District and one of them – at Kingsmeadow Tesco, Cirencester – was full up within just two hours of being emptied last Friday (28th December).

“We have been overwhelmed by the success of our cardboard recycling during 2007,” said Ralph Young, Cotswold District Council’s Director of Environmental Services.

“During the year, we increased the number of cardboard banks from two

Cardboard recycling comes to Bourton

Householders in Bourton-on-the-Water can look forward to a greener New Year thanks to the expansion of recycling facilities in the village.

Cotswold District Council has added a cardboard recycling bank to the facilities in the village’s Rissington Road Car Park where there are also containers for paper, glass, cans, plastic bottles and textiles.

During 2007, the Council has increased the number of cardboard recycling banks across the District from two to eight and the amount of household card and cardboard being recycled has increased tenfold.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for

New wardens urge Cotswolds to tree-cycle

Caroline Ballinger and Claire Blizzard are dreaming of a clean, green Christmas.

Cotswold District Council’s two new Environmental Wardens are urging householders to recycle as much of their waste as possible over the festive period – including their real Christmas trees.

The Council has joined forces with Dobbies Garden Centre at Siddington, near Cirencester, and Fosseway Garden Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh, to set up collection points for trees which will then be shredded and turned into compost.

Householders can also chop their trees into sections and put them in their green garden was

Festive waste and recycling dates for Cotswolds

Eat, drink, and be merry – and then recycle all your empty cans and bottles.

That is the message to householders in the Cotswolds this Christmas and New Year.

Cotswold District Council and its contractor, SITA, have published waste collection arrangements for the holiday period and they are hoping for plenty of festive cheer from the District’s keen recyclers.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “We will try to ensure there will be as little disruption as possible to residents’ waste and recycling collections during the Christmas period.

“We realise more

Special waste film to explain Cotswold’s new service

A short film explaining how and why the waste service for Cotswold residents will be changing next year has been made by the District Council.

The new service, which is due to be introduced in phases from February 2008, will aim to reduce landfill waste from the District by around 20% and increase recycling rates to approaching 60%.

To help inform residents about the changes, Council leader Cllr Lynden Stowe and Portfolio holder for the Environment, Cllr Mark Tufnell, are featured in a short film which can be downloaded from the Council’s website.

Cllr Tufnell said: “The majority of r

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