Households in Exeter are being asked to look out for the Recycling Tin Man as the city council starts informing residents about forthcoming changes to the refuse and recycling collection scheme.
From September, the Council is running a new refuse collection scheme encouraging people to recycle more. The scheme introduces new area-specific collection routes, resulting in a change in collection days for most households, and bi-weekly collections for about 14,000 properties still on weekly service.
Those 14,000 residents who will move from a weekly to a bi-weekly collection will receive a distinctive green and white envelope next week (from Wednesday 21 July) featuring the Recycling Tin Man. Inside is a letter with important information for them.
The Recycling Tin Man will appear again in September when every household will receive a waste collection calendar specifying their collection days.
Exeter’s citizens currently recycle around 36 per cent of their household waste. But recycling rates could be increasing as research shows people on weekly refuse collections produce 22 per cent more waste than those on bi-weekly collections. With bi-weekly collections, people tend to think more about what they are putting in their bin and often realise that they can recycle more.
Additional information, including an eform to reply to the letter, FAQs and My House, which gives residents relevant information for their property, is available on the Exeter City Council website at www.exeter.gov.uk/wastecollections from Tuesday, July 20.