New waste collection service in Stratford and Warwick districts hailed a success - The Leamington Observer

New waste collection service in Stratford and Warwick districts hailed a success

Leamington Editorial 29th Nov, 2022   0

COUNCIL chiefs in Stratford and Warwick districts are hailing the new 123+ Waste Collection Service a success so far.

According to the official data, the new bin collection service has improved recycling rates and reduced carbon emissions since it was launched in August.

This new service collects 287,000 bins from 135,000 households across both districts each week and the bin collection service is already showing a reduction of more than 33 per cent of general waste and an increase of over 10 per cent in the amount of waste being recycled.

While the new separate weekly food waste service is collecting over 200 tonnes per week which is being converted to generate clean energy and reducing harmful greenhouse gases at landfill sites in line with the climate change objectives of both councils.

Stratford District Council’s environment spokesman Coun Bill Fleming said: “This new contract with Biffa Waste Services is already delivering significant environmental benefits to our area, as the evidence of these latest figures show and our thanks are extended to residents for embracing the changes and demonstrating their commitment to the new arrangements.

“In addition, the new service has stabilised following the introduction of several improvements with a 99.82 per cent collection success rate resulting in just 0.18 per cent missed bins across the two districts.

“A highly skilled team of officers who worked flat out during the critical implementation stages of this new service, combined with an effective communications programme, are cited as key success factors behind the delivery and uptake of the 123+ scheme.”


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