A full BIFFA bin has been abandoned in the little Green Lane garage area in Acomb. It has been there for over 4 weeks. The bins is stuffed high with black bags.
The garage area is owned by the York Council but is rarely inspected and even more rarely cleaned up.
Hopefully whoever rented this bin will get it removed quickly.
Skip in Ascot Way on Saturday
Chance to recycle in Foxwood on Saturday
Good to see that the York Council is taking a tentative step towards reinstating the skip service.
The absence of the skips in recent months has contributed to an increase in dumping in the area. The skip will visit the Chapelfields, Foxwood and Kingsway areas during the next couple of months
Greetings cards, wrapping paper and crackers are just some of the items that can be recycled through the council’s household waste and recycling collections.
Councillor Andrew Waller, executive member for environment, said: “Christmas is a time of great joy and celebration for most people, but it’s also a time when we create lots of extra waste.
“Just giving a bit of ‘One Planet’ thought to how we can recycle, re-use and compost Christmas waste can make a huge difference to the amount we throw away.
“Re-using items such as wrapping paper and gift bags can also be a great way to help keep costs down next Christmas.”
Festive ‘dos’ to recycle include:
- Greetings cards
- Wrapping paper (non foil)
- Crackers (remove all the embellishments, such as bows, first)
Real Christmas trees and wreaths (with tinsel and decorations removed) can be recycled at Hazel Court or Towthorpe Waste Household Recycling Centres. Lots of food waste can be composted and re-used in the garden. Visit www.getcomposting.com for more information.
Festive don’ts to recycle:
- Heavily glittered items
- Foil wrapping paper
- Plastic Christmas trees and wreaths
For some tasty recipes on using up festive leftovers and hints on how to reduce food waste visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com
Residents can check their recycling collection days using:
the calendar which the council distributed to households across the city in October and November
online at www.york.gov.uk/refuselookup
get free alerts to smartphones or tablets by downloading the OnePlanetYork app from itunes or google playstore.
The city’s household waste centres are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day (with Towthorpe also closed on Wednesdays). To check what can go in your recycling boxes, visit www.york.gov.uk/waste
For more information on festive waste and recycling visit www.york.gov.uk/festivereycling
Extra waste collections over the Christmas period
All households will get extra household waste collections (grey bins/black sacks) during weeks commencing 18 December 2017 and 2 January 2018… Put your waste out by 7.00am for collection! click CHECK YOUR COLLECTION DAY/DATES: WWW.YORK.GOV.UK/REFUSELOOKUP
City of York Council wants to know more about how residents use recycling banks across the city, and how they want to use them in the future.
The council is reviewing around 50 sites which contain banks for recycling between one and 12 different materials. These are mainly situated in car parks, streets and other public areas of the city.
Residents are asked to fill in a short online survey to influence the review, which will look at the number of the sites, where they are located, the range of materials which can be recycled, and their general appearance.
Residents have until Wednesday 9 August to fill in the survey, which they can access from consultation page of council’s website https://www.york.gov.uk/consultations
Councillor Andrew Waller, executive member for the environment, said:
“We want to improve our recycling rates further in York, and want to modernise the ‘bring banks’ network as it is looking tired in places, and some gaps have appeared in parts of the city where landowners have asked for them to be removed.
“We are receiving requests all the time for new materials such as cartons to be included and so want to respond to support residents.
We are encouraging residents to engage with the council to fill in the survey so that we can provide the right recycling banks in the right places.”
In 2016/17, the recycling sites collected an estimated 800 tonnes of materials, and cost the council around £75,000.
The city’s two Household Waste Recycling Centres are not part of this review.