*TVBC's new waste and recycling system**
I thought you might like to see the posters we are preparing to explain what you will put in which bin post the change to our waste collection system in 2024.
Thanks to everyone who has highlighted their concerns. A quick round up of some of the main points and what we are doing to address them:
Space for additional bins
We absolutely recognise this is going to be one of the biggest concerns. We're looking at solutions for those who don't have space and most importantly the roads and estates where this will have the most significant impact. Those solutions might be physical (different ways of collecting waste besides bins) and practical (visiting people to provide advice and help find solutions).
Nappies and adult continence waste
We are also looking at solutions for this. TVBC already operates a separate 'clinical waste' collection service. We think this could offer a solution, particularly for those with multiple children in nappies and caring for adults with continence issues.
Swapping bin size
I've been asked by some people whether they can, at the time of the delivery of the new bins in 2024, swap their larger bins for smaller ones. I'm afraid the answer to this is no. We will be delivering news bins of the size you currently have (so if you already have smaller bins, you will get a new smaller bin). The logistics of both delivering 175,000 new bins and food caddies (within a two week period) while at the same time swapping sizes for the addresses who request them is going to be far too complex and open to error. There will be a mechanism that will enable you to swap your bin size after the new system is up and running.
(Under additional collections, 'small weee' stands for small waste electrical and electronic equipment).