Thursday, 16 May 2013

University: End Of Year Rubbish And Recycling Collections

Extra Pressure On Bins At The End Of The University Year
The university year officially ends on Friday 28 June, with lots of students moving out of their rented houses and flats in Redlands in the weeks leading up to that date and over the following week.

Reading Borough Council has made the following arrangements to cope with the extra clearance which is typical at this time of the year.
Extra Domestic waste bags will be collected during the weeks commencing 12 June and 26 June.

Extra Recycling waste bags will be collected during the weeks commencing 19 June and 3 July.

Crews will collect all domestic or recycled bagged waste adjacent to bins throughout a three week period on the relevant week, in the lead up to an additional Saturday collection on 6 July. 

It is anticipated that the majority of bagged waste not collected during the preceding weeks will be presented in front gardens for collection on Saturday 6 July.  Waste operations staff will collect all bagged waste from the area on this extra date.

The Waste Operation Management Team will survey the area daily (excluding weekends) and identify any properties with visible excess bagged waste.  The team will arrange for the crew attending that property to take extra bagged waste on the domestic week following Saturday 6 July.

Any complaints or councillor enquiries received by Streetcare Admin will be cleared without investigation by the attending crew on the next domestic collection after Saturday 6 July. 

As in previous years, no bulky waste collections will be made by Waste Operation staff.  These are available to residents and landlords on request at a cost.  Streetcare Environment Team to deliver Bulky Waste leaflets once students have vacated properties.  The University will also advertise the service as part of the build up to the end of term.

Environmental Wardens will have previously visited various areas and have written to occupiers regarding items found in front gardens.

Environmental Wardens on late shifts each week will be tasked to knock on known student properties if possible to ensure as much household waste is presented in good time ahead of scheduled refuse collection each week.

Streetcare Environment Team to monitor properties after students move out to ensure landlords remove and dispose of appropriately bulky items and waste from gardens.

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