Council u-turn on recycling bins and boxes

The Yorkshire Post and Sheffield Star report that from next year, the council will allow Crosspool householders to select how they use their blue bin and blue box for recycling.

With the current system, residents must use the bin for bottles and the box for paper. But from April, you will be able to choose which you use for which type of item.

The news will come as a relief to elderly residents, some of whom found the boxes cumbersome to move when full of paper and also susceptible to windy and wet weather due to the detachable lid.

Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Star

Blue box: fom April can be used to recycle bottles
Blue box: from April can be used to recycle bottles, if you choose

New green waste collection system announced for Sheffield

A new collection system for green waste has been announced by the council and Veolia.

The city-wide scheme includes Crosspool and will see the introduction of reusable green sacks instead of green plastic bags.

Households can expect delivery of the reusable green sacks and a collection calendar in February and March next year. The collections will run every four weeks.

The new system means that residents will no longer need to collect sacks from distribution outlets or contact Veolia to arrange collection.

Veolia announced new green waste collection system

Final green sack collection of 2010

Crosspool householders are reminded that the final collection of plastic green waste sacks is this week (commencing 8 November 2010) in S10.

After the November collection and before the new system is introduced in 2011, the service will revert back to the previous procedure, where residents are required to to phone Veolia on 0114 2734 567 option 1 and then leave them outside property boundaries for collection on the arranged date.

Green sacks
Green plastic sacks will soon be a thing of the past for the Crosspool green waste collection service

Minutes from Crosspool Forum seventh AGM and Open Meeting, 28 October 2010

Below is a bullet point summary of Thursday’s meeting. Extended minutes can also be downloaded.

Download full AGM/Open Meeting minutes (Word document, 20KB)

Matters arising and Chairman’s report

  1. Second computer course (St Columba’s) very successful
  2. More spring bulbs have been planted. Christmas trees are expected to be erected in early December.
  3. Crosspool Forum website has really taken off – thank you to Robin Byles
  4. Another successful Summer Fayre and first-time Crosspool Festival; both are planned to continue next year – helpers and ideas please
  5. The Crosspool Harvest scheme has had some set backs but hopes to rally
  6. The Motor World site (Turner Investments) – planning officer recommends refusal
  7. The Forum Committee still has a vacancy for one more member.
  8. Treasurer’s Report and balance sheet was presented.
  9. Police report and incidents -PCSO Garry Hizam
  10. Graffiti artists have been making reparation – ‘restorative justice’
  11. The week beginning 1 November the police will be cracking-down on school childrens’ behaviour in the Crosspool shops area
  12. Operation Dark Night from 31 October to 5 November will target disruptive behaviour.

Environmental Enforcement Officer (Sheffield City Council) – Andrew Ashforth

  1. Crosspool shops and business correct waste-disposal project. All businesses must have special arrangements for the removal of their non-domestic waste, and ensure the rear of their property is kept clean and tidy, as well as the front.
  2. Scrap collecting vehicles – in four days Andrew has stopped and searched 6 of these. Householders (arranging for eg fridges to be removed) must ensure the company they deal with has the correct licence to do this work – or will be held liable of the item is then fly-tipped.
  3. Tyres are not to be put in skips – the skip companies will give advice on their disposal.
  4. Wheelie bins must be removed from the highway as soon as possible after emptying – residents can be fined if they persist in not doing so.
  5. Portable CCTV cameras – Sheffield City Council have a few available they can fix on lampposts to target fly-tipping sites.
  6. Nuisance bonfires on allotments to the rear of gardens; talk to the allotment association chair about getting all the allotment owners to have one big fire rather that lots of little ones, or composting the waste.
  7. Should residents wish to contact Andrew at the council, his telephone number is 0114 293 0347.

Garden Waste scheme (green bags)

This scheme is being phased out and shortly no more green bags will be available. After 8 November residents will need to phone up for the next date of full bag collection in this area, but from February 2011 a waxed/hessian bag scheme may be in place; these will be reuseable.

Anyone needing more green bags this autumn and winter – or indeed with far too many unused ones! – to contact the Clarion so these bags can be put to good use and not wasted.

Planning

  1. Vernon Terrace bus shelter – no further information.
  2. Crosspool Tavern old car park entrance – this should have been ‘greened over’ a year or so back – this will be chased up.
  3. Benty Lane/Manchester Road junction; an urgent Highways engineer’s visit is requested; a ‘no right turn’ onto Manchester Road sign, or mini roundabout is needed here.
  4. Crosspool Coffee Shop – an application to allow this to become a house has been accepted.

Download full AGM/Open Meeting 28 October 2010 minutes (Word document, 20KB)

PCSO Garry Hizam and Andrew Ashforth
PCSO Garry Hizam and Andrew Ashforth
Crosspool Forum AGM/Open Meeting
Crosspool Forum AGM/Open Meeting

Community skip hailed a success

Hallam Community Skip
Pat Wilkins loads waste into Hallam Community Skip

Tuesday morning’s wet conditions couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of local residents taking the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted rubbish by filling the community skip in the lay-by adjacent to Hallam school’s playing fields

The bubbly smiling faces of Pat Wilkins and her husband greeted the dumpers, and were on hand from 6:45am until the skip was taken away at around 1:00pm.

We’ll keep you informed of the date and location of any more upcoming community skips.

Green waste collections this week in S10

Crosspool householders are reminded that Veolia are due to collect green waste sacks this week (commencing 11 October 2010) in S10.

The final monthly S10 collection will then be in the week commencing 8 November 2010.

After the November collection, the service will revert back to the previous procedure, where residents are required to to phone Veolia on 0114 2734 567 option 1 and then leave them outside property boundaries for collection on the arranged date.

Council information about green sacks and garden waste

Green sacks
Green waste collections this Autumn in S10

Hallam Community Skip: Tuesday 26 October

Following the success of September’s community skip, another is planned for Tuesday 26 October.

Local residents are being given the opportunity to use the skip, sited in the lay-by bordering the Hallam School playing fields on Redmires Road from 7am. It will be removed at 12:30pm sharp.

Please note, the skip is for household waste only. The following items will not be accepted:

  • fridges
  • freezers
  • gas bottles
  • asbestos
  • oil
  • car batteries
  • tyres
  • TVs
  • computers

The skip will be supervised at all times.

Green waste collections this Autumn in S10

Crosspool householders are reminded that Veolia are due to collect green waste sacks this week (commencing 13 September 2010) in S10.

The monthly S10 collections will then continue in the weeks commencing:

  • 11 October 2010
  • 8 November 2010

After the November collection, the service will revert back to the previous procedure, where residents are required to to phone Veolia on 0114 2734 567 option 1 and then leave them outside property boundaries for collection on the arranged date.

Council information about green sacks and garden waste

Green waste sacks
Put your green waste sacks out this week for collection

Crosspool Community Skip: Friday 10 September 2010

You are invited to come and leave your household waste in the Crosspool Community Skip on Friday 10 September 2010. It will be in the CDYST car park on Coldwell Lane from 7am and will be picked up promptly at 12:30pm.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the skip has been rearranged from Wednesday to Friday. Same time, same place.

Please note, the skip is for household waste only. The following items will not be accepted:

  • fridges
  • freezers
  • gas bottles
  • asbestos
  • oil
  • car batteries
  • tyres
  • TVs
  • computers

The skip will be supervised at all times.