Category Archives: New Deal

Alternate weekly bin collections

We are thinking about changing our bin collections, and switching to alternate weekly collections. One week we would collect general waste (from your green bin) and the next week we would collect your recycling (grey bins). So, we would still visit your home every week to make collections but these collections would be of different types of waste.

At the moment we get a Government grant to help us keep collecting rubbish from your green bin every week. But this money runs out in 2017 and we need to decide what we do after that.  If we change to alternate weekly collections, and recycle more, it could save the Council and Council taxpayers up to £1.5m a year.

If we recycle more, a switch to alternate weekly collections should not be a problem

The right things in the right bins

A switch to alternate weekly  collections shouldn’t need to mean big changes for you at home.

The easiest thing you can do to help make this change work is just be sure that you put the right things in the right bins.  If you recycle everything that you can, there will be less waste, and more space, in your green general waste bin. Continue reading Alternate weekly bin collections

Striking a New Deal for our district

We need to make a New Deal for Bradford District with local people, communities, partners and businesses. We want local people and businesses to tell us their ideas about how things could be done differently and what people should be able to expect from the Council and other organisations, as national funding for public services continues to be cut.

We are inviting people to events where they can give us their views about what services are most important to local communities and businesses, what services matter less and could be stopped or changed, what people could do differently to help and what support people need to do more things for themselves.

Government funding for our services has been cut by over £100 million in the last few years and the reductions are set to continue. lnflation and rising demand for services mean that the size of the cuts we have had to make is even higher.

By April 2015 the Council will have cut its spending by over £170 million since 2011. Between now and 2020 the money for our services is forecast to reduce by another £130 million. That’s nearly a third, from £420 million today to around £290 million in 2020.

Continue reading Striking a New Deal for our district