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New Recycling & Refuse Collection Service Ashford

New Recycling & Refuse Collection Service Ashford

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New Recycling & Refuse Collection Service Ashford

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  1. New Recycling & Refuse Collection ServiceAshford Alison Sollis Behavioural Change Officer – Mid Kent Waste Partnership

  2. Out of sight – Out of mind?

  3. The Problem Increasing Population – over 29 million tonnes of domestic waste thrown away every year in UK Lifestyle Change - more convenience foods Increasing Affluence Disposal

  4. Reduce Reuse Recycle Recycling saves energy/natural resources Percentage of energy saved compared to using virgin materials: • Paper: Energy saving - 70% • Aluminium: Energy saving - 95% • Steel: Energy saving - 75% • Glass: Energy saving - 33% • Plastics: Energy saving - 80%

  5. Why Change? Ashford - current recycling rate 14%

  6. New Waste Partnership • New 10 year waste partnership with Biffa Municipal, Ashford, Maidstone & Swale Borough Councils • Same systems used by top rated local authorities for recycling in the country • Will enable Ashford to reduce waste and significantly boost recycling and composting rate • Will save money (£500,000 per year) • New service April 2013 - different vehicles collecting recycling • June 2013 – Bins delivered • July 2013 – New collections start

  7. The New Service

  8. Mixed Dry Recycling – Green Wheeled Bin Cardboard Paper Tins and Cans Aerosols Kitchen foil & foil food trays Glass – bottles and jars Food & drink cartons Plastics: bottles, yoghurt pots, tubs, meat trays, fruit punnets All materials in bin loose –no plastic bags 240L Green Wheeled Bin Collected Fortnightly

  9. Food Waste Recycling All cooked and uncooked food waste Includes meat, fish & bones Eggs, cheese & dairy products Tea bags & coffee grounds Bread, cakes & pastries Fruit & vegetables Rice, pasta and beans Takeaway leftovers No plastic bags or food packaging 5L Kitchen Caddy – indoor use only Collected Weekly

  10. Food Waste Recycling All cooked and uncooked food waste Includes meat, fish & bones Eggs, cheese & dairy products Tea bags & coffee grounds Bread, cakes & pastries Fruit & vegetables Rice, pasta and beans Takeaway leftovers No plastic bags or food packaging 23L Food Bin Collected Weekly

  11. Recycling food waste into compost

  12. Textile & small Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Collections Collected on alternate weeks

  13. Used Household Batteries • Place on top of your grey refuse bin in a clear plastic bag on collection day

  14. Non recyclable rubbish – Grey Wheeled Bin Plastic film/wrapping Plastic bags/crisp packets Polystyrene Nappies/sanitary items Cat Litter 180L Grey Wheeled Bin Collected Fortnightly

  15. Garden Recycling – Brown Wheeled Bin (Optional) Grass cuttings Flowers and plants Hedge trimmings Leaves Weeds 240L Brown Wheeled Bin Collected Fortnightly - £30 per year

  16. No space to store wheeled Bins? Weekly food waste collections Fortnightly Recycling Fortnightly black sacks for refuse Alternating weekly –Textiles & WEEE

  17. Communal Collections

  18. Working together...we can make a difference