Tell us how you would like to receive information about your future recycling service, and be in with a chance of winning a guided tour of the 'Energy from Waste' facility in Plymouth.

Over the next two years, South Hams District Council is making major improvements to recycling and waste services. This will include collecting more recyclable items at the kerbside, like plastics and glass, and changing how you put out your recycling for collection.

Once the changes come into place, you will be able to recycle more helping to improve the environment; this is something that residents have been wanting for some time. We would love you to tell us how you would prefer to be kept up-to-date with the changes.

Cllr Rufus Gilbert, South Hams Executive Member for Commercial Services explains:  "

We are making big changes to recycling collections next year.  We want residents to understand exactly what this means to them - what they can recycle and how they can recycle more.

"As a council we need to make sure residents receive clear information about our services.

"Before we launch into the new recycling service, we would like our residents to tell us how they want to hear the news. Refuse and recycling is collected from every household and we want to make sure everyone knows what is happening and when.  We know lots of our residents now use social media and technology to find out their news. But would they still like a printed service guide? Do they use the website? What can we do to make our messages as clear as possible and to reach as many people as possible.

"Would you be interested in becoming a local champion for recycling in your community, and help us to communicate the changes as they happen?"

The Council has launched a short survey which will be open until 11 February. Everyone who completes this survey will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a guided tour of the Energy from Waste facility in Plymouth.  This is a truly state of the art resource which uses your non-recyclable waste to produce heat and energy for local businesses.  Find out more about what happens to your waste and help us to improve recycling for all in the South Hams.

To complete the survey, use this link: Waste and Recycling Survey. The survey will close on 11 February 2019.

Issued 14 January 2019