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Delivery of purple rubbish sacks

Purple rubbish sacks have now been delivered to all properties in the Chiltern District which do not have a single wheeled bin, or a larger communal type of container. If your property was due to receive a roll of purple rubbish please contact us before Sunday 17 August by email on or call 01494 586 550.

Please be aware that if you live in a flat or communal dwelling in the Chiltern District which is provided with a council waste bin (either a single wheeled bin, or a larger communal type of container). In future you will no longer also receive purple sacks. Purple sacks will only be given out to properties where bins are not considered to be an option. This is to standardise the provision of waste containers across the district.

Well done

Residents of Chiltern and Wycombe District Council are showing their commitment to recycling and are proving how simple it is to recycle!

Between October and December 2013, under the new recycling and rubbish service, residents have recycled 53% of their waste. Before the start of the new service in April 2013, the recycling rate was 44%.

Through recycling your waste this reduces the amount of rubbish going to landfill. This means that we have lower disposal costs, are reducing the environmental impact of landfilling waste and helping to preserve the natural resources that would have been used in the manufacture of those products.

Well Done. We are well on the way to reaching our target of 60% recycling by 2015.  Cllr Peter Martin, Chiltern District Council's Cabinet Member for Waste and Customer Services, said: "With the joint waste service bedding in across both Chiltern and Wycombe, the benefits are being realised.  To increase recycling by 9% in such a brief period is no mean feat, and this is just the beginning. There's every reason to expect recycling rates to continue this upwards trend. The less we send to landfill, the better it is for our taxpayers as well as the environment and we are absolutely committed to reaching our recycling target of 60% by 2015. Thanks to our residents who have really got on board with the new system, we're already well on the way to achieving that."

To help the council achieve the target of 60% recycling rate remember that you can use your  blue wheelie bin or reusable bag to recycle foil, cartons, aerosols, glass bottles, glass jars, plastic bottles, food tins, drink cans, plastics pots, tubs and trays.

Residents in Chiltern can still sign up to receive a fortnightly garden waste collection starting for just £35 for the year. There are three easy ways to pay. Either online at Chargeable garden waste , by phone on 01494 586 550 during opening hours to pay by either debit/credit card or in person by visiting the Council Offices in Amersham during office opening hours, and pay at reception by cash or debit / credit card

The final phase of the new service is now gradually being introduced to flats and communal developments and this will be completed by the summer.