New Bins On Their Way
12:00am 5th October 2014
Weymouth and Portland residents are being reassured that they will receive all their containers in time for the new Recycle for Dorset collection service.
The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) and its distribution contractor will be working over the weekend and next week to complete bin deliveries ready for the new scheme starting the week beginning 13 October.
Some residents may have only received some of their containers to date. This is because different types of containers are being delivered separately and may arrive on different days.
Residents are advised that their outstanding containers and information pack should arrive in the next few days.
Properties that currently have a green wheelie bin for rubbish need to use it for recycling instead when the new service starts.
They should use their new, smaller black bin for non-recyclable waste and their existing green box for glass.
All households should now have received a collection calendar in the post. These are also available online at www.dorsetforyou.com/recycle
Some people may have a longer than two-week gap between the last rubbish collection of their current service and the first rubbish collection of their new service. The DWP will accept additional bagged waste placed beside residents' bins on their first collection. Once the service is established, excess non-recyclable waste will not be collected.
The current brown wheelie bins, which are not compatible with the new service, are being collected to be recycled after households' last food waste collection of the current service.
This is the fourth of five phased roll-outs of the standardised, countywide service, which is already being used successfully in Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck and part of West Dorset.
Delivery of new containers is taking priority over requests for changes, which will not be delivered until after the new service starts.
Residents are advised that phone lines tend to be very busy around the implementation of the new service and to report any issues online if they can at www.dorsetforyou.com/recyclefordorset