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“As regards the paper and card, we do appreciate that some households may find they have at times an excess of paper and card and need to use our alternative options for disposing of this. We do monitor carefully the tonnages of paper and card we collect. Sheffield like most parts of the country has seen a gradual decline over the last ten years in how much paper and card we collect. In 2018/19 we collected around 25% less in Sheffield than we did in 2008/09. This reflects the national trend of people purchasing fewer papers and magazines as they access these items electronically now. It is worth saying that the blue bins’ original use in Sheffield was for a four weekly collection, so given the reduction in paper and card we now collect we did consider this a reasonable choice to make.
Taking that into account, we do not at this time have any plans to offer residents the chance to swap how they use the two recycling bins. We are looking at what options we may be able to provide to households, to have a larger blue bin. Any such changes will be communicated to households in the future if we are able to offer this.
I appreciate that leaving paper and card next to the bin can sometimes be weather dependent. Our crews will however collect it if it’s wet, so we generally recommend placing the material into small card boxes where possible to help safely contain the extra material and allow for easy collection. We do ask that the extra waste is no larger than the blue bin: people with larger items should try to use the waste-site facilities for that volume/scale of paper and card.
We do continuously review where we have the waste-site facilities. However, we are often limited to finding landowners who are willing to allow us to place our bins on their sites. We try not to place just one container or material into any site now to ensure that those sites have a practical and valuable use in the community, so in general we need space for at least five large containers. This means it’s the large supermarkets that are able to offer us enough space to place containers. We then need to be able to access them safely in large collection vehicles. We do continue to look for alternative sites so may be able to add to the sites in your area in the future.
As regards the materials that we collect at the moment I would like to point out that it is any plastic bottle that we collect in the brown bins. This could be plastic milk bottle, fizzy drink bottle, shampoo bottle, cleaning product bottle etc. As long as it’s a plastic bottle we can take it in the brown bin. We are slightly restricted to what materials we can collect by what the local processing sites are able/willing to receive and process on our behalf. At the moment the market is keen to process plastic bottles as this is a high value material. There is little to no value in many of the other plastic items that can be collected and therefore collecting these in our kerbside brown bin service would make the disposal costs for that material very expensive as the processing site would have to charge for taking a low value material from us.
We do allow all plastics to be recycled in our waste-site facilities to ensure people can send that for recycling if they want to. But at this time placing it into the kerbside collections of the brown bins is not possible. There are plans from central government to try and change this across the country, to ensure all authorities collect the same core key set of materials for recycling so it’s possible that this could change in the near future.”
June 25th - Amey's latest update on works for 2019 includes Bradway Close and Poynton Wood Glade for micro-surfacing in September. No date yet for Twentywell Lane.
Health and Well being Profile
This profile gives a snapshot overview of key Health and Well Being indicators in Bradway, with comparisons to the city of Sheffield – 2012 data. You can follow links to compare with other neighbourhoods and see how well Bradway rates against other areas. Details for Dore & Totley Ward are available here for 2013. Sadly, budget cuts have prevented production of more up to date statistics since 2013.