Bournemouth residents told to contact council over last minute food waste queries

HELP: Residents’ questions are being answered about the new food waste recycling scheme

HELP: Residents’ questions are being answered about the new food waste recycling scheme

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WITH just over a week to go before a new food waste collection service starts in Bournemouth, residents are being urged to get in touch if they have any questions.

The new food waste collections start on March 3 and containers, information leaflets and compostable liners have been delivered to residents.

Now the council is concentrating on answering any last-minute queries residents may have.

A special Twitter question and answer session was held on Wednesday and a second session will be held on Facebook next Tuesday, from 7pm until 8pm.

There is also a question and answer page online at bournemouth.gov.uk/foodwaste or residents can call 01202 451199.

Waste awareness officers will also be answering questions at drop-in sessions at Castlepoint Library between 10am and 1pm this Saturday and at Tuckton Library between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Thursday, February 27.

They will also be at Boscombe Market between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, March 1.

Georgina Fry, waste and resource projects manager for Bournemouth council, said: “We’re keen to help people use the new containers correctly and with any worries they have about the new service.

“We’ve already posted a lot of updates and answered lots of questions by social media.

“Given the response we’ve had, we thought it would be a good idea to have dedicated times for people to ask for any information that they need in advance of the collections starting on March 3.”

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4:16pm Fri 21 Feb 14

TheDistrict says...

Where do I return the new bins................
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Where do I return the new bins................ ..... TheDistrict
  • Score: 6

5:21pm Fri 21 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

TheDistrict wrote:
Where do I return the new bins................

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Don't do that, I read that the Council will send their version of the 'thought police' round to discuss the matter if you don't use these ridiculous food bins..

But I do hear quite a few extremely unimpressed people may have already returned these little bins to the Council by placing them at the bottom of their main waste wheelie bin. So on collection day they are returned to the Council by the Council - in other words perfectly recycled!
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: Where do I return the new bins................ .....[/p][/quote]Don't do that, I read that the Council will send their version of the 'thought police' round to discuss the matter if you don't use these ridiculous food bins.. But I do hear quite a few extremely unimpressed people may have already returned these little bins to the Council by placing them at the bottom of their main waste wheelie bin. So on collection day they are returned to the Council by the Council - in other words perfectly recycled! muscliffman
  • Score: 3

7:25pm Fri 21 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

Waste awareness officers ..........



You just gotta love the Council at inventing posts.
Waste awareness officers .......... You just gotta love the Council at inventing posts. BIGTONE
  • Score: 5

11:42pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Tictock says...

We have a dog - that does the job!
We have a dog - that does the job! Tictock
  • Score: 3

2:09pm Sat 22 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

It is not compulsory for an individual to recycle anything. There is no law that statesuch activity is legally required. The same applies to the horrendous food bin idea. Great work for the bin makers.
It is not compulsory for an individual to recycle anything. There is no law that statesuch activity is legally required. The same applies to the horrendous food bin idea. Great work for the bin makers. whataboutthat
  • Score: 1

9:51pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Teddy 1 says...

I thought this idea had been shelved already as a very bad idea and that most of the reside ts were against. Ive reluctantly used these slop buckets before and I can wholeheartedly say they are disgusting and smelly.
I thought this idea had been shelved already as a very bad idea and that most of the reside ts were against. Ive reluctantly used these slop buckets before and I can wholeheartedly say they are disgusting and smelly. Teddy 1
  • Score: 0

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