I know this topic has been mentioned before but I have come across some national information on the subject.
According to the bumpf that came with it, they have been set targets for recycling by central government (12% by 2004 and 18% by 2006). Which I think is great news, but just wondered what scheme's other local councils are running? Presuming that they all have been set targets for recycling.
Anyone any info on this and what sunny Sheffield Council may be doing about their orders?
There's a website, http://www.letssortitsheffield.org/ which gives some details of recycleing in Sheffield.
My messege to Lets Sort it Sheffield
I love the idea - but where is the backing for low income families?
Where do we find these different sorting bins and composting materials???
Not everyone is as handy as you make out and if it is not given to them, then why should they excercise their grey matter?
What is the story behind the government setting targets for recycling (12% by 2004 and 18% by 2006).
What happens if this campaign fails to reach those targets? Will the council finally put our council tax to some use and give us tools and services like the vast majority of over councils already providing recycling services?
Other than the spelling errors shold be interesting I think.
Let's Sort It is nothing more than the council paying lip service, via a third party, to the fact that there are targets and whoops we think it's about time we did something (as opposed to nothing). Otherwise it might get very costly for us.
When you actually at what the Let's Sort It campaign is saying, it's not telling us any more than what we already know
Reduce. Yeah we know about that one, but doesn't this is have more to do with manufacturers cutting down on the amount of packaging than Joe Public? These companies are making vast profits at the end of the day.
Surely if you have the slightest interest in recycling, you knew this stuff years ago. The fact is that most people with an interest already do their bit, unfortunately however, this no where near enough. The vast majority of the public who either don't have time or the inclination, are going to need an awful lot more to get them recycling, than a half hearted campaign like this one.
I don't know about other areas of Sheffield, but the 'recycling centre' (otherwise known as 'the tip') on Beighton Road, Woodhouse, is awful. Terrible management, long queues of traffic spilling out onto Beighton Road.
long queues of traffic spilling out onto Beighton Road
That might be summat to do with Blackstock Road being closed for some kinda refurbishment or summat!
A reply to my e-mail - looks like Sheffield will be getting some services soon afterall!!
Dear Moon Maiden,
Thank you for your recent enquiry.
Let's sort it.Sheffield is a city wide campaign which aims to encourage
everyone in the city to recycle more and reduce their waste, through
education and promotion. There are unfortunately no resources from the
campaign to provide additional services to collect recyclable materials.
New services, however, are currently being introduced by Onyx Sheffield,
the waste contractor for the city council.
This new kerbside collection scheme will be rolled out to all households
over the next 12 months and you will be able to recycle paper and card. To
find out when your area will be receiving the new service, please call the
Onyx helpline (0114 273 4567).
To find your nearest recycling centre, please visit
www.letssortitsheffield.org where you will find a link and search
facilities. You can also call the Onyx helpline.
The government has given every local authority in England recycling
targets. Sheffield's targets are 10% by 2003/4 and 18% by 2005/6. The
campaign is working in partnership with Sheffield City Council, Onyx
Sheffield and Viridor Parkwood to achieve these targets. The targets given
by government are for each local authority.
Thank you for your interest in Let's sort it.Sheffield.
Let's sort it.Sheffield
not alot of people recycle
not alot of people recycle
They would if the incentive and structure was in place. Trouble is we are recycling the wrong stuff, all we get are blue bins for card which has little benefit economically and environmentally. Recycling plastics and aluminium would be much better but they would rather burn it for profit.
We could all demand Veolia gives us containers and collects ALL our recyclable rubbish. They should also be offering a mobile shredding service so we can keep our own green waste for composting.
Some areas get a scheduled green bin collection, we get green sacks but since they give a 15 day window or something for collection it can look like fly tipping.