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Recycling and Refuse Collection and Calendar

Coronavirus: Important recycling centre and kerbside bins information Information and advice from Dorset Council.  Please note that all recycling centres and tips are closed from today (24th March) New Kerbside Bin Collection Arrangements  (30th March) Garden waste collections will restart on 27th April.  From Monday 11th May, limited re-opening of Council ‘tips’ (other than Sherborne). Please find a link to a news release about the re-opening of most of our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs, or “the tip”) for waste that poses a risk of injury, health or harm. You can also find responses to frequently asked questions around HRCs re-opening and restrictions online which will likely help with answering any enquiries From the end of Friday 27 March, Dorset Council waste services (previously known as the Dorset Waste Partnership) will be suspending all Garden Waste kerbside collections. We have had to suspend this service until further notice to prioritise rubbish, food waste and recycling collections during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As this is a subscription service that we are currently unable to deliver, we don’t expect our customers to lose out financially. We will work out how subscribers are compensated for collections they did not receive during this disruption period and contact them directly when services eventually return to normal. With household recycling centres currently closed, Dorset residents are being asked to: Reduce or stop producing garden waste for as long as possible, including cutting grass and trimming hedges Store your garden waste safely until services resume Not place garden waste in your other household waste bins Please consider home composting – Dorset Council works with getcomposting.com to provide composting bins from as little as £19 (+P&P) and there are many other retailers online still delivering compost bins. Residents are also being politely asked not to burn their waste. Those lighting bonfires are respectfully requested to consider their neighbours, who may be suffering from the virus, recovering, or have underlying medical conditions as smoke may exacerbate their problems and cause complications in their recovery. We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. Dorset Council Waste Services team To find out which day is your recycling collection day, go to www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish-collections and enter your postcode, select your address, 'return to content', then 'view all data from My Local'.  Then click to view your next collection day.

Your Bin Collection - what the District Council will and will not collect free of charge in

West Dorset.  The Council are now enforcing their existing Waste Collection Policy to

try and reduce landfill waste still further.  In the past, this policy should have charged for

Garden Waste and Commercial collections but has not always done so.

Ordinary Household Waste and Recycled paper, tin and glass: Uncharged

collection continues.

Garden Waste:  There is now a scheme for our locality: for £45 per year (240-litre

wheelie bin) or £34 per year (120-litre bag) you can have garden waste collected

fortnightly.  Sign up on-line at www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/gardenwaste

The free alternative is to compost it in the garden or take it to the Household Waste

Recycling Centre at Louds Mill in Dorchester for onward  composting. 

Commercial Waste:  That generated by business premises such as pubs, shops or

business units, has to be in a WDCC wheeled bin or prepaid blue "Trade" sack if you

want it collected by the Council.

Domestic properties offering  Bed & Breakfast accommodation:  Uncharged

collection as this is treated as ordinary household waste.

Commercially-run Holiday Cottages:  These should pay to have their waste collected

using either prepaid blue Trade* sacks or a WDCC wheeled bin.  As each situation is

unique, it may help to phone 01305 262117 to discuss which is the most economic

route to collect this waste.

     Buckland Newton Parish Council
in the heart of rural Dorset