The Echo has a report here that there’s going to be an indefinite delay to the start of the new recycling scheme:
A NEW recycling scheme aimed at making Rochford District Council one of the greenest in Essex has been postponed indefinitely, it has been revealed.
Earlier this year, the district council trumpeted its new agreement with waste firm, Sita, which included plans to give every household three wheelie bins.
One was to be used for kitchen and garden waste and was to be emptied weekly and the other two were for recyclables and non-recyclables, collected on alternate weeks.
However, the changes have now been put on hold for the foreseeable future and there is no fixed date for when they will be brought into operation.
At the moment, the existing recycling arrangements for bottles, cans and paper will continue and residents will also be able to retain their current blue box for bottles and cans.
Although the new contractors Sita started work at the beginning of April, arrangements for the changes are far from complete, Rochford District Council said.
Council officials put the changes on hold until the results of a pilot scheme by Sita in Warwick are known…..
It’s disappointing that the new system isn’t starting immediately. But our understanding is that there’s no crisis, things will be sorted out and the new scheme will start during the summer….