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New Recycling Service Starts Monday

Published: 31/07/13

New Recycling Service Starts Monday

"Maidstone's new and improved waste and recycling collection service is being rolled out across the borough from Monday 5 August.

Residents are reminded that their rubbish and recycling collection day may have changed - a new collection calendar has been sent to every household which states your new collection day.

You can keep track of when your collection day is by using our online postcode search.

Residents will be able to recycle even more items from home thanks to the new service. Glass bottles and jars, cartons and plastic trays are amongst the items that residents will be able to..."

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Rubbish Recycling Collections

Published: 07/08/13

Rubbish Recycling Collections

"Following yesterday's prolonged snowfall and this morning's icy conditions, some disruption is expected to rubbish and recycling services today, however every effort is being made to operate services as normal.

Please leave your bins out as normal for collection. Where possible, please remove any snow from the lid of the bin as this can delay collections and can cause the lid to freeze shut, preventing emptying.

Please look out for further updates via the Recycle for Maidstone App (available on iPhone and Android devices) and www.maidstone.gov.uk.

Thank you for your patience."

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Waste

Published: 24/10/13

Waste

"The amount of rubbish we throw away can influence our carbon footprint and sustainability. By wasting less, we can cut energy use and resource consumption and reduce the need for disposal options such as landfill. Waste can be considered using a hierarchy.

The best option is usually to prevent waste with disposal as a last resort:
1. Prevention
2. Re-use
3. Recycle
4. Recovery
5. Disposal

We can increase our sustainability by using less resources, re-using items after their original use (e.g. water bottles) and recycling the waste we cant re-use. To find out what items can be recycled, u..."

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Southampton council introduces glass recycling

Published: 13/03/14

Southampton council introduces glass recycling

"To help residents recycle more, Southampton City Council will be introducing a new glass collection service from 17 March, and as a result, will introduce changes to weekly rubbish and recycling collection days from Monday (3 March).

The new service, which is free of charge, will see residents receive grey-lidded boxes for their glass recycling from Monday. Plastic bottles, cans, and paper/cardboard will continue to be recycled in the blue-lidded bins.

Glass collections will commence from 17 March and continue fortnightly thereafter, taking place on the same day as regular fortnightly..."

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Contextual Inquiry Mobile Masterminds

Published: 01/07/13

Contextual Inquiry Mobile Masterminds

"Many people today are becoming more passionate about being sustainable but lack the proper education about how to do so in their daily lives. One aspect of being sustainable is recycling, but people often encounter objects and do not know if they are recyclable or not. Even fewer people know that some objects can be made recyclable if only a small part is removed.

Our application aims to simplify the process of determining what is recyclable in one's local area and provide users with additional resources about how to recycle in their area (including where, what products, and any special i..."

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Defra report is encouraging reading for recycling

Published: 24/10/13

Defra report is encouraging reading for recycling

"The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) released a report last week, detailing the recycling levels of Local Authorities across England. It stated that households in the country recycled, on average, 41.2% of waste between April 2010 and March 2011 up 1.5% from the year before.

Rochford District Council in Essex topped the list recycling 66% of waste during the period an improvement of 5% from last year.

Councillor Mike Steptoe said, Weve always known that residents in the Rochford District go the extra mile and work hard to ensure that they recycle as many materi..."

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Southampton praised for weekly bin collections By Rob Merrick

Published: 25/02/14

Southampton praised for weekly bin collections ...

"SOUTHAMPTON has been hailed for keeping weekly bin collections and other Hampshire councils told to bring them back.

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles picked out the city council for praise in a new report designed to demolish myths about rubbish and recycling.

The study insists supporters of fortnightly collections now widely adopted across Hampshire are wrong to argue they are necessary to save cash and boost recycling.

And it concludes: Innovative solutions can mean councils can protect weekly collections at little or no extra cost.

Among those authorities is Southam..."

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Mobile App to Aid Recycling amazing

Published: 01/07/13

Mobile App to Aid Recycling amazing

"Maidstone residents can now access information on their rubbish and recycling collections on their mobile phones thanks to the new "Recycle for Maidstone" app.

The app, which is free and available on iPhone and Android devices, allows residents to find out their collection dates, set collection reminders and find out what can be recycled and where around the borough. Users can also report problems to the council - from abandoned vehicles and flytipping to dog fouling and grafitti.

Maidstone council's Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Marion Ring, said: "This app means residen..."

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Communicating bring site recycling service

Published: 01/07/13

Communicating bring site recycling service

"Ashford Borough Council launched a smartphone app Recycle for Ashford in October 2011, to raise awareness of recycling. Within three months there had been over 530 downloads.

As well as showing kerbside recycling information, the app allows residents to search for their nearest bring site and lists materials collected at each site. The free app is available for iPhone and Android devices.

It was developed at a reasonable cost as a local IT developer approached the local authority to find an opportunity for research and development."

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Recycle for Maidstone App

Published: 01/07/13

Recycle for Maidstone App

"Maidstone residents can now access information on their rubbish and recycling collections on their mobile phones thanks to the new Recycle for Maidstone app.

The app, which is free and available on iPhone and Android devices, allows residents to find out their collection dates, set collection reminders and find out what can be recycled and where around the borough. Users can also report problems to the council from abandoned vehicles and flytipping to dog fouling and grafitti.

Maidstone councils Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Marion Ring, said: This app means residents ..."

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Be Smart Go Green - get the Recycle for Ashford App now

Published: 01/02/12

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Kent Profile

Published: 24/10/13

Kent Profile

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Blue Boxes and Ashford Councils smart phone app

Published: 05/07/13

Blue Boxes and Ashford Councils smart phone app

"Hi Everyone

I spoke with a gentleman in Environmental at the council, and he made me aware of a new app they have designed for Smartphones all about the blue recycle boxes.

There is lots of information about what we can and can't put into our blue boxes and the scheme in general on this link: http://www.recyclenow.com/

Unfortunately only half of the residents with blue boxes use them regularly, hence we have a low recycling figure.

Most of Stanhope residents have blue boxes for recycling paper, cans and glass, the only exception being flats and the new developments. Unfortunately under ..."

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Recycling App from My-Mo breaks New Ground

Published: 01/07/13

Recycling App from My-Mo breaks New Ground

"Innovative App development company My-Mo are blazing a trail in the waste management industry with a range of new smartphone based recycling apps.

Describing themselves as Premium Cross Platform Mobile Application Developers, My-Mo have turned their technical expertise towards helping councils such as Maidstone and Ashford improve their offerings. Residents are now able to use the latest technology to find out relevant local information connected to recycling and rubbish collection. This new service also allows users to report a range of issues including fly tipping and dog fouling.

Co..."

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Staplehurst Close gets Street CRED

Published: 24/10/13

Staplehurst Close gets Street CRED

"The next Street CRED (Crime Reduction and Environment Day) will take place at Staplehurst Close in Weston on 19 September, and will see the council and its partners deliver a programme of activities aimed at tackling environmental issues and anti-social behaviour in the area.

The day is being led by the councils Waste and Recycling Team who will be using the event as an opportunity to talk to residents about improving recycling.

Because of ongoing problems with contamination of household recycling where items that cant be recycled are mixed with recyclable materials the council will b..."

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New App for Southampton goes live (Andover Advertiser)

Published: 24/10/13

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Recycling just got more rewarding

Published: 02/09/13

Recycling just got more rewarding

"Youve got to Bin It To Win It thats the message from Southampton City Council as we launch a new reward scheme aimed at transforming the city into one of the recycling champions of the south.

From next month, as part of our Recycle for Southampton campaign, our Bin It To Win It rewards scheme will be giving residents the chance to win rewards for recycling the right materials. Simply put the right recyclables in your blue lidded bin every fortnight and youll be automatically entered into a monthly prize draw.

Recycling is good for the environment, creates local jobs and saves money (eve..."

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Southampton Praised for weekly bin collections

Published: 25/02/14

Southampton Praised for weekly bin collections

"SOUTHAMPTON has been hailed for keeping weekly bin collections and other Hampshire councils told to bring them back.

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles picked out the city council for praise in a new report designed to demolish myths about rubbish and recycling.

The study insists supporters of fortnightly collections now widely adopted across Hampshire are wrong to argue they are necessary to save cash and boost recycling.

And it concludes: Innovative solutions can mean councils can protect weekly collections at little or no extra cost.

Among those authorities is Southam..."

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Smartphone recycling app launched by the council

Published: 13/10/11

Smartphone recycling app launched by the council

"A NEW app has been launched to give Ashford borough council residents instant access to recycling and waste disposal information.

Ashford council says the free smartphone app will offer residents advice and help at their fingertips

The App launched by the borough council last week, allows residents to find out blue box collection dates and search for their nearest recycling and waste disposal centres.

It also allows them to find out what items can be recycled where and set collection reminders.

The Recycling for Ashford App is available for iPhone and Android devices and the infor..."

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A New App-roach to recycling and reporting potholes

Published: 03/09/13

A New App-roach to recycling and reporting poth...

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Ashford named as the worst place in the country for recycling

Published: 01/07/13

Ashford named as the worst place in the country...

"The council has already expanded its blue box recycling service to around two thirds of all homes. It also plans to launch a free smartphone recycling app, helping residents access recycling and waste collection information."

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New App for Southampton goes live (Bournemouth echo)

Published: 24/10/13

New App for Southampton goes live (Bournemouth ...

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new way for residents to report problems in Southampton

Published: 24/10/13

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Learn more about recycling with Southampton City Council's App

Published: 30/09/13

Learn more about recycling with Southampton Cit...

"Southampton City Council recently launched the new Recycle for Southampton app featuring all you need to know about recycling.

The handy new app for Apple or Android devices is free to download and will tell you everything you need to know about recycling in and around Southampton. It will be particularly useful if you have recently moved to the City and want to find out when and what to recycle in your blue-lidded recycling bin.

The Recycle for Southampton app will let you: Check your household waste and recycling collection dates
Set reminders for your collection days
Check your neares..."

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Improved Recycling Service for Residents

Published: 18/07/13

Improved Recycling Service for Residents

"Maidstone residents will soon be able to recycle even more items from home thanks to an improved waste and recycling service being rolled out across the borough from 5 August.

Glass bottles and jars, cartons and plastic trays are amongst the items that residents will be able to recycle in their green bins, and separate recycling collections for textiles and small electrical items will also be introduced.

Maidstone council has entered into a joint waste collection contract with Ashford and Swale Borough Councils and Biffa Municipal Ltd in order to provide residents in all three boroughs w..."

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Recycling in Maidstone New App

Published: 01/07/13

Recycling in Maidstone New App

"People living in the county town are able now to use the latest technology to find out relevant local information connected to recycling and rubbish collection. By using the new App Maidstone residents can access a range of information from their own smart phone. This new innovative service also allows users to report a range of issues including fly tipping and dog fouling.

Councillor Marion Ring, said: This app means residents have easy access to all of the information that they need about our waste and recycling services, and they can let us know if theres a problem at the touch of a b..."

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Maistone Borough Council Update (PDF)

Published: 01/04/13

Maistone Borough Council Update (PDF)

"Recycle for Maidstone App advert in PDF documentation created by the council."

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Ashford Recycling app hits 1,000 mark

Published: 09/07/12

Ashford Recycling app hits 1,000 mark

"Over 1,000 residents are now able to find recycling and waste disposal information on their smartphone thanks to a handy recycling app launched last year by Ashford Borough Council.

The Recycle for Ashford app allows residents to find out blue box collection dates, search for their nearest recycling and waste disposal centres, find out what items can be recycled where and set collection reminders.

The free app is available for iphone and Android devices, and the information can also be found on the www.ashford.gov.uk website.

Cllr Jessamy Blanford, portfolio holder for Environment,..."

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App guide to recycling services

Published: 26/02/13

App guide to recycling services

"MAIDSTONE'S rubbish and recycling services are available via a new mobile phone app.
The Recycle for Maidstone app is free to download on iPhone and Android devices.

It allows residents to find out collection dates, set collection reminders and find out what can be recycled and where in the borough.

Users can also report problems to the council * from abandoned vehicles and fly-tipping to
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'Recycle for Southampton' app

Published: 24/10/13

'Recycle for Southampton' app

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Customer led transformation programme

Published: 02/07/13

Customer led transformation programme

"Southampton City Council are also developing a "waste and recycling" app designed for smartphones that can be downloaded by residents and which reminds them about collection schedules and the types of recycling available.

The door stepping exercise has made it clear that residents are confused about the recycling of mixed plastics regarding 'plastic as plastic'. There is a tendency for residents to put all plastics in their recycling bin rather than using plastic bottle banks. The partners are establishing a working group to review how they can make the recycling of plastic bottles easier...."

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Recycling in Southampton just got more rewarding

Published: 03/09/13

Recycling in Southampton just got more rewarding

"You've got to Bin It To Win It that's the message from Southampton City Council as we launch a new reward scheme aimed at transforming the city into one of the recycling champions of the south.

From next month, as part of the councils Recycle for Southampton campaign, our new Bin It To Win It rewards scheme will give residents the chance to win rewards for recycling the right materials. Simply put only the correct items in your blue-lidded bin every fortnight and youll be automatically entered into a monthly prize draw.

Recycling is good for the environment, creates local jobs and sa..."

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3 Awesome things you can do with the ‘Southampton Recycling App’

Published: 09/09/14

3 Awesome things you can do with the ‘Southam...

"The Southampton Recycle App does so much more than just finding out when your next bin-day is. Its actually a really useful tool to get in touch and stay informed with the City Council for a wide range of services. For example you can report fly tipping and graffiti, find recycling locations and check which items belong in each collection bin.

If you live in Southampton, its an essential download. Here are our highlights.

1. Report Fly-tipping, Graffiti, Litter or even Roadkill in a matter of seconds.

Our communities should be clean, but if you spot something that isnt right, you c..."

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Maidstones Waste And Recycling Service

Published: 01/07/13

Maidstones Waste And Recycling Service

"Online PDF guide to recycling in Maidstone - How can residents find out more?

More information about the changes is available at www.recyclingtogether.co.uk which is the partnership's new webpage and will direct residents to the correct council site.

Information about collection days will also available on the "Recycle for Maidstone" App from mid-July."

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New way for residents to report problems in the city

Published: 02/09/13

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HEART RADIO

Broadcast: 09/01/2012

"Recycle for Ashford" featured on HEART Radio

"Hundreds of residents in Ashford have downloaded a new smartphone app, giving information about recycling and rubbish collection.

Ashford borough council is one of the first in the country to launch this kind of application..."

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