Middleton Cheney Parish Council

Serving the people of Middleton Cheney

All Saints Church 1920

Clerk: Mrs Valerie Furniss
Parish Meeting Rooms
Middleton Cheney, Banbury
Oxon OX17 2LR

Tel: 01295 713500

Press Release

Posted: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:02 by Alan Youel

Date: 27 September 2017

Issue: SNCPR13750

For Immediate Release

Recycling tops the list for residents during Recycle Week

Recycling results are a timely reminder of how we can all do more, as this week is also Recycle Week 2017.

Following an annual residents' satisfaction survey carried out by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) residents have highlighted household recycling, household waste and food and garden waste collections to be the most important service that the council provides.

Satisfaction levels with household waste, household recycling and food and garden waste collections saw an increase on last year's figures, with 91 per cent satisfied with black bin collections (85 per cent in 2016), as well as household recycling (87 per cent in 2016) and garden recycling also at 91 per cent (87 per cent in 2016). Satisfaction with food waste collection was at 90 per cent (80 per cent in 2016).

Yvonne Rees, chief executive of SNC, said: "Residents in South Northamptonshire have proven themselves to be on board with the recycling message, but there's always more that we can all do to continue to make a difference.

"If you see any of our recycling officers out and about this week, go over for a chat to see if there's more that you can be doing to continue this good work.

"Often people don't realise that items such as aerosols, batteries and even mobile phones can be recycled so if you're not sure, before you put it in the black bin, ask!"

The council is supporting national Recycle Week 2017, and the recycling team will be visiting Farthinghoe Recycling and Reuse Centre on Saturday, 30 September from 9am until 5pm.

The team will be especially focussed on items which often miss out on going in the blue recycling bin, such as plastics from the bathroom and aerosol cans. Also during Recycle Week, additional blue bins will be on sale for the reduced price of £18.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environmental services said: "We work hard to ensure that we deliver a high quality, efficient waste collection and recycling service to our residents as we know how important it is to them, and the results from this survey show that.

"However, we can always do more and we will continue to strive for new avenues for improvement wherever possible."

During May and June of this year the residents' satisfaction survey was sent to a sample of households across the district in order to better understand how satisfied residents are with the services the council provides, the local area and service priorities.

The survey was carried out by an independent company on behalf of SNC.

For more information regarding waste and recycling please visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling.htm or email customerservice@southnorthants.gov.uk

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