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Public Consultation on Co-Mingled Recycling Collections

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Public Consultation on Co-Mingled Recycling Collections

In July 2016 it was agreed in principle that the collection methodology for recyclates in the Craven District would change in the next financial year.

Residents told Craven District Council that they were dissatisfied with the current two-stream collection regime; this prompted the council to look at alternative types of methodology. The decision in principle is to move to a full co-mingled collection.

What does fully co-mingled mean?

It means that the collection methodology will be simplified: all your recyclates (paper, cans, plastic, glass and card) will be collected on the same day in the same container. This takes away the need for multiple visits.

The new methodology will mean you have a collection once a week on the same day. In week 1 you will present your green wheeled bin for residual waste for emptying, then in week 2 you will present your blue bin/pod for emptying. This gets us away from the need to distribute and collect blue bags.

The government has set a target that all local authorities are to achieve 50% recycling by 2020. This new methodology will help us to get there and achieve what we are being asked to do.

We now want to ask you what you think.

To complete our survey please click here.

Alternatively you can download a copy of the consultation here: word icon Co-mingled consultation [51kb]

and email it to [email protected]

or post it to Co-Mingling Consultation, Waste Management, Craven District Council, Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ.

Hard copies of the survey are also available at Belle Vue Square, Skipton, Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre, Skipton Tourist Information Centre and Settle Tourist Information Centre.

The consultation will close on December 21st 2016, so please complete the survey by this date.