Live updates

Views on recycling sought

A door-to-door survey will be taking place in the Gloucestershire next week to find out residents’ views about recycling.

The survey is being carried out on behalf of the Gloucestershire Waste Partnership (GWP) and will start on Thursday.

Gloucestershire County Council will begin a door-to-door survey on recycling next week Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

It will take place in a sample of properties in Springbank, Whaddon, Podsmead, Linden, Stonehouse and Brockworth, and residents should be aware that all the interviewers will wear identity badges and will be carrying letters of authorisation.

Councillor Stan Waddington, Chairman of the GWP explains, "Gloucestershire’s councils have a target to recycle and compost at least 60% of our household waste by 2020. Although we’ve already come a long way, with recycling rates currently at just over 48%, there is still more to do."

Since an initial survey in these areas in 2011, people in these communities have been encouraged to recycle more to raise funds for local causes.


"Treecycle" your Christmas tree

As the festive season draws to a close, we're being asked to 'treecycle' when we get rid of our Christmas trees. Somerset Waste Partnership says they can be composted, chipped or shredded instead of sending them to landfill where it will produce greenhouse gases.

Even tiny trees can be recycled - although the Somerset Waste Partnership recommends replanting those in pots Credit: ITV West

Final chance to have say on recycling in Gloucester

A survey wants people to give their views on the current service and how it might be improved. Credit: Toby Talbot/AP/Press Association Images

Residents in Gloucester have until the end of today to have their say on waste and recycling services in the City.

A survey wants people to give their views on the current service and how it might be improved.

It's part of the Council's plan to send less waste to landfill and encourage people to recycle as much as possible.

Find out how you can have your say.