Downoad the Waste Consultation FAQs

North Somerset Council has now launched its consultation on proposals to switch to three-weekly collections of non-recyclable (black bin) rubbish, in a bid to reduce waste, boost recycling rates and cut costs.

This year the council will need to spend about £5 million disposing of black bin rubbish. However, a waste analysis found that almost half (45%) of black bin contents could have been recycled instead, which would have generated an income to help pay for vital local services.

Consultation is open until Tuesday 7 May 2024, and local people are invited to fill in the questionnaire online here. For anyone who would prefer a paper questionnaire, these are available at libraries across North Somerset.

Not only will the proposed changes save council tax payers’ money, it will also help protect our environment. The council can only consider feedback received through the questionnaire, so please complete yours and make your voice heard.