Thanks for helping us make waste round rezoning a success!
Release date: 26 October 2016
Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Sue Coakley, has thanked residents for their patience and cooperation during a recent change which saw about 70% of households in the District being assigned new collection days to improve the efficiency of collections and the service to customers.
Cllr Coakley explains:
“We are very grateful to residents who responded so well to the waste round changes which we introduced across many areas in the District during September.
“The changes were introduced to counter the impact of a significant increase in the numbers of properties in the District, especially in areas where large new developments had been built. This had led to increasingly heavy workloads for Ubico Ltd crews on some refuse and recycling collection rounds, resulting in not all waste being collected on the agreed day. At the same time there were other rounds which were far less busy in comparison.
“Rebalancing the rounds has enabled Ubico to improve both their efficiency and the service to customers by maximising the effectiveness of current resources. This will also enable us to absorb the impact of further property development over the next few years. Continuing with the previous arrangements would have resulted in considerable extra costs for taxpayers through the purchase of new trucks and the hiring of extra crews on certain days - both would then have been surplus to requirements on other days, representing a considerable waste of public money.”
Residents affected by the changes received a letter and collection calendar informing them about their new collection days for both weekly collections of food (and garden waste service if subscribed) and fortnightly refuse and recycling collections.
Waste calendars are available now on the Council’s website - please see www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling/waste-collection-calendar/