Cheltenham Borough Council has launched a consultation about recycling in our town and they want to know what you think.
Liberal Democrats have worked hard over a number of years to increase the amount of waste that is recycled instead of being buried in landfill sites.
Currently nearly 50% of all household waste is recycled and that is thanks to local residents who recycle at home and use the bring sites around the town.
The consultation offers three different options for you to consider. Each of them will improve recycling.
The most controversial of the options is the suggestion that waste collections could move from a fortnightly service to a three-weekly one. The idea about that option is to reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill and also allow for the collection of recycling every week.
Lib Dem Councillor Chris Coleman said: “I do not agree with three-weekly collections. Whilst I do want the Council to help people to recycle more, I am not convinced that moving to three-weekly collections would work for local people. I hope that residents will think very carefully before backing that option and I am pleased that the Council have said that they will not change the current service without public support.”
To have your say in the consultation, visit www.cheltenham.gov.uk/recyclingsurvey or collect a paper copy from one of the locations listed here: