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Can I get rid of my waste by burning it?
You should avoid burning waste if you live close to other people as it may cause a nuisance. Burning of waste can be classed as a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 section 83.
Categories: EnvironmentRefuse and recycling
Can I have another recycling or food waste bin?
If after a few weeks, you find your food waste or recycling bins just aren't big enough, you can apply for more.
We can supply a larger recycling bin, 360 litre ie 1.5 times the size of your current bin, or an extra 240lt bin. If you ap...
Categories: Refuse and recycling
Can I put broken glass in the recycling bin?
Please don't put any glass into your recycling bin other than glass bottles or jars.
Please wrap any broken sheet glass in newspaper and put in the waste bin.
Can I recycle more items?
Yes, the new household recycling bin takes many more items than the old basket / box system. Inside your bin lid shows the items you can now recycle at home.
What goes in your recycling bin:
• Any paper, including envelopes, glossy or...
Can you help me, I am elderly/disabled and am struggling to put the bins out for collection?
We can help you with an assisted collection if you are struggling to put out your bins out for collection yourself.
Please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01296 585510, and ask for an ...
Do I have to use the bins provided by AVDC?
Yes, as we no longer collect extra waste left by your bins.
Please recycle as much as you can to minimise how much waste you put in your bin and take any excess waste to your local tip.
Some householders who live in properties that ar...
Does the recycling really get recycled?
Yes. Your recycling gets brought back to our depot where it is then transferred into a container and taken away to a recycling centre where the materials are sorted mechnaically.
• Paper and card are washed and pulped, then used to prod...
How do I get new bins?
You can order them online by clicking on this link. Alternatively email us: email@example.com or phone us on 01296 585510
Categories: HousingRefuse and recycling
I have a child in nappies, what should I do with the nappies?
If you are using disposable nappies these have to go to landfill, so wrap carefully and put in your normal waste bin. It's best if you remove any solid matter by flushing down the loo first.
Approximately 2,621 tonnes of disposable nappy was...
My recycling / waste / food waste bin wasn't collected. What can I do?
If any of your bins haven't been collected on the due day you can report it via our online missed collection form.
If you notice the rest of your street or locality hasn't been emptied either, it's most likely that a collection will be ...
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