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Weekly recycling collections to resume in South Gloucestershire on 13 May

South Gloucestershire Council - 29th April 2020

Weekly recycling collections will resume across South Gloucestershire from Wednesday 13 May after being temporarily changed to keep essential collections running during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cllr Toby Savage out with bin collections

The switch to fortnightly recycling collections has enabled us to continue to collect black bin waste as normal with a significantly reduced workforce. Encouragingly, tonnages for recycling have remained broadly comparable over the past 4 weeks.

Staffing levels had dropped to below 70 per cent at the time the temporary changes were brought in, but they have gradually recovered to over 80 per cent today.

From 13 May, residents are advised to put their recycling out on their normal collection day by 7am and bear in mind that our crews may be working longer hours than usual.

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Toby Savage has been volunteering weekly with waste and recycling crews to help with collections and show his support for the operatives who have been working flat out during the outbreak.

Visit the South Gloucestershire Council website to read the full story.

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