A six-month consultation on Birmingham City Council’s plans to introduce wheelie bins for refuse collection was launched today.
A full consultation process was promised last year by the council after it won £29.8million from the Government to preserve weekly rubbish collections.
An online survey is available to all and paper copies of the document will soon be available at all libraries and neighbourhood offices.
Further consultation will include discussions with a Citizens Panel, specialists groups (e.g. disabled / elderly), social landlords, housing liaison boards, conservation areas and district committees.
The council state that the feedback received through consultation will shape the wheeled bin service, due to be introduced. They also confirm that there will be exemptions where wheelie bins are not appropriate.
Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, said: “This is another step towards putting our recycling and rubbish collection services on a sound financial footing.
“We have been clear from the outset that we will listen to citizens as we shape the finer points of the scheme – and we have also been clear that this process is not about if we have wheelie bins, it’s about getting the best wheelie bin scheme for Birmingham.
“I urge people to get involved over the coming months because the more information we get, the better chance we have of making the city as clean and green as possible.”
Have your say and complete the online survey available at: www.opinionresearch.co.uk/birminghamwheeliebins