Herefordshire Council is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say on the future of rubbish and recycling collection services in the county.

The council’s current rubbish and recycling collection contract is due to end in 2023. Since the current service was introduced the government has announced a new national resource and waste strategy and the council will have to make changes to collections to ensure it meets new requirements.

Making sure that as much as possible is recycled will be an important element of future plans, in line with the council’s ambition for a more sustainable county.

Cllr Gemma Davies, Cabinet member for contracts and assets explains: “Herefordshire’s rubbish and recycling collection service will look different from 2023 as, like all councils across the country, we will be required to meet new government requirements and as we look to support people to recycle as much as possible. 

“We are starting to plan now for what our rubbish and recycling collection service will look like in the future.  In the consultation there are two specific options for collection of waste and they both look very different from the service now, so we need as many people to have a say to make sure we make the right choice.  We also want to find out more about what would assist people with their rubbish and recycling collection, what concerns they may have and what would help them to recycle more.”

To find out more and to complete the survey see the consultation page on the council website at:  

People without internet access can call FREEPHONE 0800 0730 348 (Mon – Fri, 9am-5pm) to complete the survey over the phone or request a postal survey. The phone line is being managed by M·E·L Research who are managing the consultation process on behalf of Herefordshire Council.

The survey will close on Sunday 7 February 2021.