In an effort to bridge an estimated budget gap of £15million for 2014/2015 due to funding reductions, rising demand and inflation, the council wants to change its waste collection services to achieve savings in excess of £1million a year to help reduce the need to make cuts in other frontline services.
The council has released details and information about the proposed changes to recycling and green waste collections and an invitation to make comments and give feedback.
Residents are being consulted on the proposals:
– to move from a weekly to a fortnightly kerbside recycling service for all households and,
– to introduce a paid-for wheelie bin collection service for green waste, which would be optional for residents.
- Complete the online consultation (sgiz.mobi/s3/Swindon-Waste-Changes)
- Download and complete the household recycling and garden waste consultation questionnaire (PDF)
Alternatively, paper copies are available in Swindon at:
One Stop Shop, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, SN1 2JH
Central Library, Regent Circus
You can also write to:
Household waste consultation
The deadline for all consultation responses is 5pm on Monday, 9th December 2013.