Weekly waste collections return Monday 17 August
Weekly waste collections in Basingstoke and Deane are set to resume next week (starting Monday 17 August) as staffing for the bin collection service stabilises during the pandemic.
The council and waste and recycling contractor Serco have reviewed staffing and are happy the weekly service can be resumed as lockdown measures continue to relax. The day residents’ bins are collected will not change.
Reinstating the weekly waste collection means all of the council’s waste and recycling services will be back online.
The council and Serco will continue to review the staffing of all waste and recycling services and will take measures to protect the core services during the COVID-19 crisis if required. Reinstating the weekly waste collection means all of the council’s waste and recycling services will be back online during the pandemic.
New subscriptions to the borough council and Hart District Council’s popular garden waste service became available on 3 August but residents are being advised it will take over a month for bins or bags to be delivered and collections to start.
The council first made the difficult decision to stop garden waste and bulky waste collections in March and temporarily move to a fortnightly waste collection late April.
For more information on waste and recycling collections during the pandemic visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/covid-19-bins-and-recycling
Other non-COVID-19 council news
Have your say on plans to stamp out dog fouling
People are being asked to give their views on the council’s plans to get tougher on dog owners who don’t clear up after their dog.
Evidence gained by the council demonstrates that dog fouling in public spaces is a problem across the borough and therefore the council is putting forward plans for a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order for dog fouling bringing tougher penalties.
The draft order makes it an offence if people do not clear up after their dog has fouled in a public space and requires they carry with them an appropriate means to pick up their dog poo and put it in a bin after their pet has fouled. If they do not comply they could receive an on the spot fine of £100 or be prosecuted at the Magistrates’ Court.
People can their say online until Friday 18 September at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/PSPO-dog-fouling