Entries with tag recycling and waste .

Putting the planet first this Easter

Worcester City Council is offering residents handy hints to help them crack down on domestic waste over the Easter period.  Across the UK it is estimated that more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families come together over the bank holiday weekend. To help, Let’s Waste Less Worcestershire has produced this...
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When to put your bins out this Christmas

Bin collections in Worcester will run two days later than usual during Christmas week for most residents and one day later than normal in New Year week. City Council staff will be working on Saturdays and Mondays to make sure everyone’s bins are emptied.   Residents are being asked to make a date in their diaries to make sure they don’t miss their collection.    ...
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Worcester residents urged to send less to landfill

Worcester City Council is urging local people to take a fresh look at what they throw in their bins during national Recycling Week 2017 (25 September – 1 October). Approximately 37% of all household waste in Worcester is now being recycled – a 21% increase since green bins were first introduced in the city in 2003. “Higher recycling rates are good news for future generations living in...
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Extra vehicles brought in to catch-up on missed bin collections

Extra refuse collection vehicles will be in action tomorrow (Friday July 11) to empty wheelie bins that have been missed today because of strike action. The strike called by the UNISON and GMB unions has led to around half the household waste bins that would normally be emptied today being missed. Householders are being asked to leave their bins out if they have not been emptied. The...
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Don’t forget to put your bin out this Christmas!

  Residents who usually have their bins emptied on Fridays are being urged to take note of revised collections over the Christmas holidays. Homes that are due collections on Friday 25 December (Christmas Day) and Friday 1 January (New Year’s Day) will have their bins emptied on the following Monday. All other homes are unaffected and collections will take place as...
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Where to recycle your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to go green in 2016 and get the New Year off to a great start by recycling their Christmas trees. Worcester City Council was the first authority in the UK to offer tree recycling facilities back in 1991. Since then the service has gone from success to success, with thousands of Worcester people now recycling their trees each year. Trees can...
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Acclaimed Photography Exhibition to go on Display at The Hive

An acclaimed photography exhibition, addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues, will be displayed outside The Hive from next week. The Whole Earth? exhibition is being shown simultaneously at universities across Europe, before travelling around the world. Described as a modern day Bayeux tapestry, it is a series of striking images and facts aimed at raising the profile of...
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Resolve to recycle - starting with your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to get their New Year off to a green start by recycling their Christmas trees. Worcester City Council was the first authority in the UK to offer tree recycling facilities back in 1991. Since then the service has become a big success, with thousands of Worcester people recycling their trees every year. Residents who have signed up to the City...
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Don’t forget to put your bin out this Christmas!

Christmas is almost here! Make sure you're aware of the revised domestic bin collections in Worcester over the festive period. Usual collection day Revised collection day Type of bin Tue 23 Dec 2014 Normal collection Green Wed 24 Dec 2014 Normal collection Green Thu 25 Dec 2014 Mon 29 Dec 2014 ...
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Wheeling out a cleaner and greener refuse fleet

Worcester residents’ bins will now be emptied using cleaner and greener vehicles, thanks to the City Council’s purchase of six new lorries. The new vehicles are cheaper to run and will have less impact on the environment, boasting features such as more fuel-efficient engines and electric bin lifts, which run more quietly and use less energy. Cllr Andy Roberts, Cabinet Member...
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