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New Government Consultations on Single-Use Plastic

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched two new consultations, both concerned with single-use plastic products and their impact on the environment.

DEFRA wants to know your thoughts on a plan to ban the supply of single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers and also get your views on commonly littered single-use items including wet wipes, tobacco filters and sachets.

Both consultations close 12 February 2022.

Click here to share your views in the consultation to ban commonly littered single-use plastic items in England.

Click here to share your views in the call for evidence on commonly littered and problematic plastic items.

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Christmas waste and recycling collections and HRC opening times 2021

Waste and recycling collection dates will not change over the Christmas and New Year period, as waste collection crews will be working as normal on Bank Holidays Monday 27, Tuesday 28 December 2021, and Monday 3 January 2022.
Garden waste collections
will stop for two weeks over this period as normal. The last collections will take place on Friday 24 December and they will restart on Monday 10 January 2022.
Residents can check their waste, recycling and garden waste collection online at
Household recycling centre (HRC) opening times and dates will change over the Christmas and New Year period and residents are advised to check online before visiting an HRC at
HRCs that normally open on Fridays will be open on Christmas Eve, 24 December from 10am but will close at 1pm. All HRCs will be closed on Saturday 25, Sunday 26 December and Saturday 1 January 2022. Other than on these dates, the centres will open as normal on their specified opening days.
Christmas recycling messages:
At Christmas time many of us generate more waste than usual. We would like everyone to do their bit by recycling as much of their waste as possible. Our kerbside recycling collection service helps make this easy to do.
In addition to the everyday items people tend to recycle in their blue lidded bin and black box, people can add items including wrapping paper, providing it scrunches into a ball*; cardboard packaging, plastic sweet tubs (up to 5 litres), mince pie foil cases, drinks cans, glass bottles, and Christmas cards without glitter. Local charity shops may be happy to receive donations of unwanted Christmas presents.
It is important that people do not place batteries or electrical items into any of their bins. These items can cause fires in collection vehicles or at waste processing and sorting facilities. These should be disposed of at HRCs instead.
Households with extra recyclable materials such as cans, cardboard and paper can placed these in suitable alternative containers alongside their bin for collection. Flatten cardboard and wash and squash plastic bottles and cartons and put the lids back on as this will help make more room in your blue-lidded bin.
Collection of real Christmas trees:
People who pay to have their garden waste collected can put their real Christmas tree, alongside their garden waste bin on their first collection in January. We will collect your tree for composting, or they can support local charities by paying a small donation to have your tree collected via the Just Helping scheme at
For information about local recycling centres, recycling Christmas trees, collection days and advice on how to reduce waste and recycle as much as possible during the festive period visit
*The scrunch test is when you try to squeeze paper into a ball. If it stays in a ball, it is most likely the wrapping paper is made of paper only. If it does not, it is likely the paper contains other materials, which means we cannot collect it for recycling.

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Lye Common Road Closure 11-15 October 2021

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 11 October 2021, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Scottish and Southern Power Distribution to carry out urgent installation of new connections and ducts.
Lye Common (Part), Christian Malford; from its junction with The Green for approximately 200m in an Easterly direction.
Alternative route: via Lye Common (Unaffected length), Friday Street, Main Road, Station Road, The Green and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Access will be maintained for
residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.
These works will commence on 11 October 2021 and are anticipated to be required for 5 days. This Notice will have a maximum duration of 5 days.
For further information regarding these works please contact Scottish and Southern Power Distribution on 08000 727282

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

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