Recycling and rubbish - we'd like your views

Please take part in our survey to give your views on recycling and rubbish collections in Rushmoor.

About this survey

We changed our bin collection service at short notice in March because of the coronavirus outbreak. This meant that we moved to fortnightly collections for both your rubbish and your recycling. 

Because of the risk of further infection spikes, we are continuing with the current arrangement for now. 

This unexpected change has given us the chance to think about our future recycling and rubbish collections.

Weekly food waste collections

One the things we must do is to introduce a weekly food collection, as by April 2023, the government has said that all councils must have brought in food waste collections to help increase recycling and reduce our carbon footprint. 

We also know that 40% of the rubbish (by weight) that goes into our green wheelie bins is food waste. 

So we'd like to take this opportunity to ask you for your views on bringing in a food waste collection and how you think this could best be done.

Increasing recycling

We've noticed that the amount that households are recycling has increased by around 25% and rubbish reduced by about 8% in the first couple of months, compared with the same time last year. 

We'd like to explore how we can build on this to continue to increase recycling and reduce further the amount of rubbish that is thrown away in the green bins.

Your views

To help understand more, we'd like to find out how you have found the changes to your bin collections, what you have found easy and difficult; what you think about having a food waste collection; and how we could continue to increase recycling. 

 Our survey will be available until Friday 14 August and should only take five minutes to fill in. 

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If you have any queries, please contact our customer services team using the contact details on this page. 

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