One of the last major decisions made by the Conservative Administration was to change suppliers of the borough’s waste collection system.
Goes Veolia, which has its own recycling centre, and a waste collection depot on the A31 between Alton & Winchester.
Comes Biffa – which will be transporting general waste to the Slyfield Depot on the Woking Road in Guildford and recycling to Camberley in the Surrey Heath district. Food Waste will be collected separately.
The new service is expected to save ‘Your Waverley,’ £50,000 per year.
Here’s a Message from Waverley’s Deputy ~Leader ~Paul Follows: ON CHANGES TO WASTE COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS
As many residents will now be aware, there are some changes to local waste collection arrangements in Waverley and so I wanted to take this opportunity to get the details out.
WHAT IS CHANGING AND WHY?
Your bins will be emptied by Biffa from 4 November 2019.
The change has been made to improve the way we collect your waste, increase recycling levels and provide the most cost-effective solution.
WHEN IS THE SERVICE CHANGING?
Biffa will collect your bins for the first time from 4 November 2019.
WILL MY COLLECTION DAY CHANGE?
Initially, your bin collection day won’t change – rubbish and recycling collections will continue every other week and food waste collections weekly.
Collections may change from February 2020.
We will let you know of any changes in advance.
WILL MY COLLECTION TIME CHANGE?
Your food and waste will be collected separately.
This means your food waste caddy may be emptied at a different time to your rubbish or recycling bin.
This will reduce journeys to tipping points and help reduce vehicle pollution.
Please put out your bins by 6am as collections will be starting earlier.
ANY OTHER CHANGES?
From Spring 2020, we will also collect textiles and small electrical goods for recycling.
In the meantime, you can recycle these items at recycling sites around the borough.
WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO USE THE BIN DAY CHECKER ONLINE?
Yes, you can still check your bin collection day online.
You should be receiving a leaflet on this any day now, and the next ‘Your Waverley’ magazine will repeat the information for anyone that missed it. Happy also to take questions or comments myself on here or at Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org