Cleaner Greener Streets

Top tips for Christmas rubbish

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid.” Paul Young famously sang those lyrics at the start of Band Aid in 1984, but they also relate to how we manage our waste and rubbish over the festive period. Collections are not being staged on December 26 or 27 this year, in line with the […]

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Top waste tips for Christmas

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place, blogs on what citizens can do to better manage their bins over the busy Christmas period… As we near Christmas, we are mindful that in order to give our hardworking bins crews some well-deserved time off, we don’t collect bins on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or the Bank […]

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Garden Waste sales start for 2017 season

***1/1/2017 update: The earlybird offer has now ended – many thanks to everyone who signed up! For those who missed out, there is still the £2 online discount available, meaning the subscription isjust £38 for 20 collections*** Citizens wishing to have their garden waste collected in a clean and convenient way can sign up to […]

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Advent calendar – Christmas waste

An advent calendar offering citizens hints and tips on how to deal with their Christmas waste and rubbish has been launched by Birmingham City Council. The calendar, which takes the form of a new short animation between December 1 and Christmas Eve, contains handy advice on how to best reduce, re-use or recycle waste that […]

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Christmas 2016 waste collection details confirmed

Residents in Birmingham are being reminded of this year’s Christmas and new year waste collection arrangements with one month to go until festivities begin.

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Zero Heroes – how can we tackle Birmingham’s food mountain?

Almost half of all waste placed in the city’s household wheelie bins is food – that’s the shock finding from new research carried out by Birmingham City Council

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City unites for Day of Action on cleaner greener streets

A city-wide day of action has been staged today (November 9) to demonstrate how improved local leadership, the city’s emerging local service delivery models, the waste strategy and partnership working can help achieve cleaner, greener streets for Birmingham

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Winter opening hours confirmed for recycling centres

Citizens are being reminded that the winter opening hours at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres come into effect from November 1. The hours, which will be in operation until February 28 inclusive, are as follows: Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturday: 8am to 4.30pm Sunday: 8am to 4.30pm (All sites closed 25th and […]

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Tenants scoop gold for cleaner and greener neighbourhoods

Green-fingered council tenants and leaseholders gathered together for the annual Birmingham in Bloom awards ceremony at the Council House last night (Wednesday 19 October). District winners and their guests attended the ceremony in the Banqueting Suite and city-wide winners in each category received a trophy, cash prize and gardening tools from the city’s Deputy Lord […]

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City gets Gold at 2016 RHS Britain in Bloom Ceremony

Last night (October 14), Birmingham scooped a Gold award in the Champion of Champions category at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony, also held in Birmingham. The event was hosted by TV Gardening Expert Chris Beardshaw

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