Monday, 28 May 2012

Extra rubbish collections at end of University term #rdg

Pleased to see the Council prioritising this again. If you live in Park Ward let me know how the end of term cleanup works in your road and let me know about any problems. Council press release:

"Extra refuse collections will take place in the university area next month aimed at removing all rubbish from student properties before they leave to return to their homes when summer term ends on 29 June.

Extra bags of domestic waste will be collected the week beginning 11th June, then again the week beginning 25 June and extra recycling waste will be collected the week beginning 18 June.

The refuse crews will work to make sure as much rubbish left by students and landlords is cleared away so it doesn't become a nuisance or health issue for residents in the area. There will also be a special Saturday collection on 30 June to 'mop up' any rubbish not picked up during the extra shifts.

The Waste Operation Management Team will visit and survey the area on a daily basis - Monday to Fridays to identify any properties with excess uncollected bags of waste and make arrangements for these to be taken away.

As in previous years there will be no bulky waste collections. Aut these will be available to landlords on request at a cost of £32.50 for one to five items and £55 for six to ten items.

In the run up to these arrangements Environmental Wardens will be visiting the area and writing to people about items found abandoned in front gardens. And officers on late shifts will be knocking on the doors where they know students are living, urging them to make sure as much household waste is presented in good time ahead of their scheduled collection day.

If local residents make a complaint about rubbish the council will arrange for the items to be taken away the second week in July."

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