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Big questions asked about household rubbish in New Forest

Big questions asked about household rubbish in New Forest

Published by Mike Draper at 5:55am 20th January 2020.

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Over 1,000 homes will be visited as part of a survey about waste and recycling, but you can also take part on-line.

New Forest District Council is looking at how it collects household waste and recycling and is seeking the views of residents.

From 16 January - 14 February 2020 researchers for the council will be knocking on doors asking some householders to answer a short survey on the waste and recycling service.

Around 1,100 New Forest residents will get a visit and be asked about the current service and their priorities for recycling and waste collection.

A pile of rubbish bags, a mixture of black and clear plastic sacks.
NFDC want householders to cut waste and recycle more.

Councillor Alison Hoare, NFDC's portfolio holder for Environment and Regulatory Services, said:

"I would like to ask residents who receive a visit from the survey teams to give a few minutes of their time to help us better understand people's priorities for household waste and recycling in the district. We are looking in detail at how we collect residents' waste and recycling and hearing people's views is essential as we develop our new Waste Strategy. We want to know what they value about the current service and where they would like us to develop the service in future."

"Our aim is to reduce the impact on the environment so we are committed to helping residents to reduce their household waste and recycle as much as they can."


Researchers will be speaking to a wide range of people to make sure the feedback gathered reflects the makeup of the district.

Residents who don't get a visit can do the survey online here.


In December 2018, Central Government released "Our Waste, Our Resources: A Strategy for England."

Many of the measures proposed in this new national strategy will have an impact on how all councils collect waste and recycling. These measures will be considered alongside the results of the residents' survey and further research and analysis, to develop a new Waste Strategy that will set out the way that we deal with household waste and recycling in the New Forest in the future.


More information on the review and development of the new Waste Strategy will be available over the next few months.

Check here now to keep up to date on the right way to recycle in the New Forest.

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