New recycling scheme set for roll out in West Dorset

Dorset Echo: TRASH  TALK: Steve Burdis, director for the Dorset Waste Partnership, promoting the new waste service TRASH TALK: Steve Burdis, director for the Dorset Waste Partnership, promoting the new waste service

RESIDENTS in parts of West Dorset will receive their containers for the new ‘recycle for Dorset’ collection service during January and February.

The service is a new way of collecting recycling and rubbish being introduced by the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) across six Dorset districts and boroughs by 2015.

It aims to increase recycling rates, reduce the rubbish sent to landfill, drive down costs and improve customer satisfaction.

Christchurch and East Dorset was the first district selected for the service in 2012 and it is now being rolled out to other areas.

The containers are to be used with the new service from March 3 by people in Dorchester, Broadmayne, the Cerne and Piddle Valleys, Charminster, Crossways, Osmington, Owermoigne, Puddletown and Tolpuddle, and parts of Purbeck not already completed.

Before Christmas, containers were delivered to 18,000 households in Purbeck. More will be delivered this month.

Most households will receive a 7-litre kitchen caddy and 23-litre lockable bin for food waste, a 140-litre wheelie bin for rubbish and a 240-litre wheelie bin for recycling.

Purbeck households that already have a 240-litre wheelie bin for rubbish will use this for their recycling from March.

All households will keep their green box to use for recycling glass.

Properties that cannot use wheelie bins will receive sacks for rubbish and recycling boxes.

Residents who paid for an optional garden waste bin before October 18 will also receive this.

A spokesman for the Dorset Waste Partnership said: “Everyone will also get an information pack through their letterbox, with a user guide, stickers for their recycling containers, a reusable battery bag and free compostable caddy liners.

New collection calendars starting from March will be posted separately during February.

“Deliveries are on a rolling basis. Residents do not need to be home when their containers are delivered but should take them on to their property as soon as they can.”

Households are advised to not start using their new containers until after their last collection in February.

If new containers are put out for collection before March, they will not be emptied.

The ‘recycle for Dorset’ service will be introduced in Weymouth and Portland and part of West Dorset including Sherborne and Maiden Newton in October 2014.

The countywide roll-out is due to be completed in 2015.

For more information about bin deliveries and to report any problems call 01305 221040 or visit dorsetforyou.com/recyclefordorset/delivery

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