Image showing which recycling types are changing and which are staying the same

Figures show that locally, the average black plastic bin bag is still being more than half-filled with recyclable items such as food – which is leading to ripped bags spilling waste onto the streets. Providing wheeled bins or gull-proof sacks across the authority will help to reduce the amount of rubbish on the streets – particularly food waste –and will help tackle the scavenger problem.

As 75% of household waste can be recycled, the actual volume of rubbish being placed in the black bin can be reduced significantly for most local households. The experience of families elsewhere and the Council’s own tests show that the average household which recycles all of their waste would still have space left in their bin by collection day.

There may be areas in central Bath that are not suitable for every other week collections of rubbish and the Council is working with ward councillors, Residents Associations and other groups to come up with the right solution.



Please make sure you read our FAQ about the coming changes!

Calling all recyclers - we want to hear from you.  We need all kinds of resident recyclers to star in our campaign in 2017. Instead of using generic pictures, we want real Bath and North East Somerset residents! We want you to show us how you recycle, to encourage others to recycle more, and to help them get ready for the change to every other week rubbish collections starting in November. If you're interested in becoming a recycling star please email or click here for more information.

To make it easier for you to recycle more you can now order free recycling containers online

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