In the summer, South Glos Council will be launching a simplified recycling service, with weekly collections for paper, cardboard, plastics, cans, cartons and glass, alongside the existing weekly food waste collections. You will be able to put all recycling out every week.
You will still need to sort your recycling for collection but can choose to use green boxes instead of bags for plastics and cardboard or stick with your existing bags. You will be able to get extra green boxes if you need them.
Once the new service is up and running, your black bin will be replaced with a smaller one, which will still be collected fortnightly. If you have extra needs, you may be able to get extra capacity.
You can find out more about the changes online and there are also roadshows across South Gloucestershire. In and around our area these include:
Tuesday 11th April, 3:30pm - 4pm, Bradley Stoke - Leisure Centre
Wednesday 19th April, 2:30pm - 4pm, Thornbury - Leisure Centre
Thursday 20th April.4pm - 5:30pm, Yate - Leisure Centre
Tuesday 25th April, 10am - 2pm, Sainsburys - Downend
Tuesday 10th May 10am - 2pm, Winterbourne High street
Saturday 20th May, 10am - 6pm, Waitrose - Chipping Sodbury
Tuesday 6th June, 9:30am - 4:30pm, Yate Shopping Centre
Wednesday 14th June, 9am - 4pm, Willowbrook Centre - Bradley Stoke
Tuesday 20th June, 12pm - 4pm, Charfield Village Hall
Tuesday 27th June, 10am - 6pm, Waitrose - Chipping Sodbury
Wednesday 12th July, 10am - 3:30pm, Sainsburys - Downend
Thursday 20th July, 10am - 2pm Winterbourne High street