Recycling for flats

New Recycling Facilities in Flats and Schools

A new recycling scheme for Flats 

In 2014, Braintree District Council submitted a successful bid for grant funding from the Government, to increase recycling and reduce residual waste from flats throughout the District. The aim of the “Recycling Reward Scheme” is to improve the way in which residents living in flats across the Braintree District collect and store dry recycling whilst improving the quality and amount of recycling we collect from flats. No Council money has been used in any part of the Reward Scheme programme.

The Recycling Team surveyed all flats in our District and trialled a number of new types of recycling bins and completed the roll out in July 2016.  They also door stepped all flats residents to explain about the service and deliver their gifted recycling bag.

If your block is not on this new recycling scheme, please continue to recycle using the fortnightly clear sack kerbside collection system. Just make sure that you put your clear sacks of recycling out at the front boundary/kerbside by 7a.m. on the recycling collection days scheduled for your road.

A new recycling scheme for Schools

As part of the project, Braintree District Council also implemented food waste collections in schools across the District. The Recycling Team surveyed all schools and trialled this scheme at Powershall Junior School, Witham and St Andrew's Junior School, Hatfield Peverel. After assessing the practicalities for each school, we provided food caddies for the kitchen and dining hall and 140L wheeled bins to store the food waste in for collections. We completed the rollout June 2016.