Sheffield households warned of end to sack collections

Pictured (left to right - Chief Inspector Iain Chorlton from South Yorkshire Police; Mike Notman, Amey Director; Cllr Jack Scott, Cabinet member for Environment, Waste and Streetscene and Steve Robinson, Sheffield City Council's Head of Highway Maintance, with one of the hi-tech street light heads which will illuminate the city as part of the works.
Pictured (left to right - Chief Inspector Iain Chorlton from South Yorkshire Police; Mike Notman, Amey Director; Cllr Jack Scott, Cabinet member for Environment, Waste and Streetscene and Steve Robinson, Sheffield City Council's Head of Highway Maintance, with one of the hi-tech street light heads which will illuminate the city as part of the works.
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HOUSEHOLDS across Sheffield are warned that ‘transitional’ arrangements – allowing them to leave extra rubbish sacks with their black wheelie bins – are coming to an end.

The concession was allowed to help city residents get used to fortnightly bin collections, introduced last month.

But from next Monday, September 10, all waste must be placed in the black bin for collection and no extra sacks will be taken away.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment and recycling, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank residents for embracing the change to alternate week collections.

“While some have taken up the opportunity to place an extra sack or two out for collection during the change, the vast majority of people across the city haven’t needed to.

“We’re also pleased that during the first weeks of alternate week collection, the amount of recycling we have collected has increased significantly, showing that residents can manage with alternate week collections by using their blue bin and blue box.”

Recycling has increased by 22 per cent since the change, however Coun Scott has admitted the council received hundreds of complaints from households saying they had not been informed of new collection dates.

A Veolia Environmental Services spokeswoman said: “Since moving to the alternate week collection service, most customers have placed just their black bin out for collection, without the need for extra sacks of waste, which is encouraging.

“Now that no extra waste will be collected, it is important that residents continue to help the environment and maximise their recycling.”

Residents are reminded that as well as the blue bin and box recycling service, they can also use over 160 recycling sites located across the city convenient at places such as supermarket car parks.

Residents with additional waste that can’t be recycled can use any of the Sheffield’s five household waste recycling centres at Deepcar, Gleadless Valley, High Green, Shirecliffe and Woodhouse.

For information about waste and recycling, visit www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or call 0114 2734567.