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All change: new rubbish service ready to roll in Christchurch
A NEW rubbish and recycling service is ready to roll in Christchurch on Monday, October 1, with part of East Dorset following suit from Monday, October 29.
The Dorset Waste Partnership, involving seven local councils, is preparing to launch its new recycling and rubbish collection service to its first 53,000 homes.
Christchurch households have received their new containers with an information pack including a user guide and collection calendar.
Residents are being advised to leave their containers at the kerbside by 7am on collection day. Food waste is collected every week with either recycling or rubbish on alternating weeks.
Rubbish left beside bins will not be collected and you can line your kitchen caddy using free compostable liners provided.
Future supplies can be obtained from supermarkets and other outlets.
Residents must remember to lock their larger food bin and put glass bottles and jars in the separate green box.
The service includes a separate weekly food waste collection which will stop food going to landfill where it produces greenhouse gases.
Instead it will be used to generate local energy or composted to help grow turf. Residents will use a seven-litre caddy to collect food scraps in the kitchen before emptying it into a 23-litre lockable outdoor bin.
DWP director Steve Burdis said: “This is the biggest ever change to waste collections in Dorset and follows months of preparations.
“Initially the rounds may take a little longer to complete so please allow until the end of the day for your collection.”
Container deliveries are now under way in part of East Dorset including Ashley Heath , Colehill , Ferndown, Stapehill , St Leonards and St Ives , Three Legged Cross , West Moors , West Parley, Wimborne and Verwood where the new service will start on October 29.
The rest of East Dorset and North Dorset will start using the new service in the first half of next year, followed by Purbeck.