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Watch out for your black bags

Watch out for your black bags

Residents across Tendring should have received their annual delivery of black bags for domestic waste by the end of March.

Deliveries began to more than 60,000 households in January. Tendring District Council’s (TDC) waste contractors Veolia will have a dedicated crew and a supervisor carrying out the job – doing their best to ensure no homes are missed out.

Arrangements have also been made for a TDC Officer to carry out checks on properties over the delivery period. Lynda McWilliams, Cabinet Member for the Environment at the Council, said that black sack deliveries went very well in 2009.

“There were some complaints the previous year so we listened to people’s views and made some significant changes,” she said.

“Homes which receive a kerbside collection of waste will be getting their 52 black bags between January 11 and the end of March – but you need to let us know if you think you have been missed out.”

Should anyone believe they have not received their bags, they should contact Veolia or the Council within ten days of the date they should have been delivered.

The delivery dates for each particular round – with named streets – will be available on the Council’s website, www.tendringdc.gov.uk and will be regularly updated so that residents can keep track of delivery progress from January 11.

Each householder is also being asked to put the bags out before 7am on the day of collection.

“We would remind all residents not to put their waste out ahead of the collection day as it can cause many problems – and can lead to a fixed penalty notice if you are found doing so,” added Cllr McWilliams.

The Council collects paper, cardboard, cans and plastic bottles from green boxes weekly and on the same day as the domestic waste collection.

People needing to dispose of glass bottles can do so at the Council’s bottle banks around the District.

Cllr McWilliams said that generally people are very happy with the waste collection service in Tendring.

“In the 2008 Place Survey we had an 89 per cent level of satisfaction with the service,” she said.

“Our residents are doing a good job in helping us to meet our statutory recycling targets and we need to keep that up in 2010.”