BROXTOWE BOROUGH COUNCIL is urging residents to have their say on changes to its missed bin policy, as part of a review of the recycling service.

The Council is reviewing its missed bin policy as its current system is being abused by a small number of people who regularly report their bin as missed when they’ve not put it out on time or have contaminated it. This costs around £100,000 per year.

Currently, the Council will return to collect a missed bin irrespective of the reason why it wasn’t emptied e.g. if the bin was not put out on time for collection. As part of the review, changes are proposed which would mean the Council will only return to empty a bin if it has been genuinely missed by the collection crew.

This would enable resources to be used more effectively and help encourage people to put the right things in the right bin to increase recycling rates.

The views of residents are important so please visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/missed-bins-policy to have your say by 22nd September or contact us by telephone on 0115 917 3141.

The results of the consultation will be presented to the Leisure and Environment Committee on 27th September 2017 who will consider the proposed changes to the policy.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777, email recycling@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/recycling

About Sue Sambells

Editor of Bramcote Today. Trustee of Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch. Lead Coordinator for RVR, Bramcote - Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
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  1. Cllr Martin Plackett Bramcote Ward BBC says:

    Very important that residents respond to this consultation.

  2. RichHartman says:

    Eminently sensible. It seems hard to believe that the council has to even consult anyone on this ‘change to policy’. If your bin’s not out on time and on the right day, it shouldn’t get emptied. Easy.

  3. Pat Ratcliffe says:

    Might indeed be sensible conclusion, and would assume that this is simply an exercise in preordained democracy, but it would have been more caring had the Council made some significant effort to establish WHY some people are ‘contaminating’ their bins, and WHY some people fail to put their refuse out on time.
    A little less BIG STICK and a lot more CARE goes a long way.

  4. Dave W says:

    How is one going to prove that a bin has been missed. I had three consecutive occasions of brown bin being ignored. The collection team looked down the street and moved on without checking the street thoroughly. The team insisted they had collected. Do we now need ‘bin’ cam to police the bin collectors?

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