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Requesting a Larger Blue Bin or Change Back to a Fortnightly Recycling Service

We the undersigned petition the council to provide a larger blue bin or change back to a fortnightly recycling service. Back in 2017, Sheffield Council changed the recycling service from fortnightly collection to monthly collection to save money and boost recycling rates. BUT, and it is a big BUT, the monthly recycling service just doesn’t work. WHY - for most Sheffield households, a 140 litre blue bin to put a month’s worth of paper, and cardboard in is just impossible. When it comes to collection day, you can only put a small amount of paper and cardboard beside your blue bin. The problem with this is Veolia, the bin company that collects the waste on behalf of Sheffield Council, will only collect a small amount of extra paper and cardboard. Everything else will still be beside your blue bin to put back in your bin until the next collection. I don’t call this recycling if you only take some of the waste and everything else will still be left for another month.

Sadly for most Sheffield households the blue bin service is the only way of recycling there paper and cardboard, so if you only get a 140 litre blue bin to put everything in and that is the only way for you to use the recycling service, this tell us Sheffield household only one thing that Sheffield Council did this just to save money.

Sadly not many households get the chance to go to the recycling centre and recycle their extra paper and cardboard.

Started by: MohammedFaysal Ansar

This ePetition runs from 14/01/2023 to 14/02/2023.

27 people have signed this ePetition.