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Waste and recycling changes at Stoke Gifford Sort It Centre

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Published: 12/05/2015

We are making changes to the types of items we can accept at the Stoke Gifford Sort It Centre, the smallest of our household waste facilities. These changes will open up more space to ensure that staff and residents can safely move around the site.

From Monday 18 May, we will no longer be able to accept the following items at the Stoke Gifford Sort It Centre:
• cans, aerosols and foil • paper • glass bottles and jars • plastics* (bottles, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs etc)
• tyres • plasterboard • hardcore and rubble
*rigid/hard plastic items such as children’s toys and garden furniture will still be accepted.

You can use the existing kerbside service to recycle glass bottles and jars, cans, aerosols, foil, paper and plastics from home in your normal recycling containers.

To minimise the impact and inconvenience to local residents we have chosen to discontinue the items that will affect the least number of people who use Stoke Gifford Sort It Centre. We have selected items that every household can dispose of through our normal household recycling collections, such as cans, glass, paper and plastics. Others are items that residents don’t need to dispose of on a regular basis, such as hardcore, rubble, plasterboard and tyres.

All of these items can still be taken to the other Sort It centres.

Reducing the number of recyclable items that can be taken at Stoke Gifford will help to improve the safe manoeuvring areas where large vehicles and plant move the containers around the site. This will create a safer working environment for our site operatives and residents alike.

The other three Sort It centres (Yate, Thornbury and Mangotsfield) have not been affected by these changes and can continue to accept all of these discontinued items.

For information about waste and recycling services visit Sort It

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