Have your say on how we could help residents recycle even more:

City of York Council would like to hear residents’ views on current waste collections and what the council can do to help people recycle even more. At a time when the focus on improving our environment has never been more important, the council wants to explore how it can collect recycling in a way that minimises our impact on the environment, improves the service on offer for residents and maximises our opportunity to recycle.

 Get involved by:
· Answering this simple online survey which is open for 6 weeks, until 11 May.
· Send a completed paper survey to this FREEPOST address:
RTEG-TYYU-KLTZ, Recycling Changes, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
· Upon request, paper copies are available at libraries and Explore Centres from 12 April (when they all fully reopen) and can be sent back to the FREEPOST address.

This review will not affect household waste (black bins) and residents who receive a free garden waste collection will continue to do so. 

The council wants to explore how it collects recycling and what can be done to help increase recycling rates across the city, and improve the service for residents. The changes propose increasing the recycling capacity with new and different containers, so residents can collect more of the existing recycling materials. There is also the opportunity to consider a move to a year round garden waste collection service. 

In the absence of clarity of the government waste and resources strategy, increasing collections to include food waste and additional types of plastics will be considered at a later stage.

The options were recently considered by a Scrutiny on 25 March, which have been developed to consider how the council can reduce its carbon emissions from its frontline operations and from its onward processing. For more information on the proposals please read the recycling changes scrutiny report.

Following the 6 week survey, a report will be taken to Executive on 22 May before being rolled out city wide.

Our survey asks for some personal information which you may choose not to give. Please read our privacy notice to find out more about how we protect your personal information. We will ask for your consent to this at the start of the survey. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting business.intelligence@york.go.uk

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