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Household waste analysis

posted 20 Mar 2015, 05:06 by Parish Council Communications
B&NES have notified us that during the week commencing Monday 23 March they will be conducting a waste analysis study from a sample of randomly selected households within the district. Residents might notice their waste and recycling is collected in a slightly different way to normal during this period. The collections for the study will be made by council members of staff using a council branded vehicle.  The staff will have full identification with them which they will be able to show residents should there be any concerns raised.
Analysis of the waste will be conducted by an external contractor (Resource Futures) at the Council’s depot.  This work will provide valuable information on the composition of the waste stream in the authority, and be used to develop future waste collection and recycling services in Bath and North East Somerset. The study will be carried out on an anonymous basis, any information held will be within the strictest of confidence and the materials collected will be disposed of or recycled later that day.
The members of staff will be collecting from 80 households each day, for 5 days, either before or after the regular collection crew. As much of the material collected for sampling as part of the study will be later sent for recycling. 
Should you have any further concerns or questions about this please feel free to contact Michael Robinson through the Waste Services Department of B&NES on 01225 394280.