Bins, rubbish and recycling news

  • Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service

    Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service Published on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

    Rotherham Council is proposing changes to the way household waste and recycling is collected and wants to hear residents’ views about how it can make this happen.

  • Winter opening hours have arrived

    Published on Friday, 6th October 2017

    The weather is turning colder and the evenings are getting darker - so Rotherham residents are reminded that some Council services have now reverted to winter opening hours.

  • New campaign raises awareness of chewing gum littering

    Published on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

    Rotherham Council is raising awareness of responsible gum disposal with a new campaign to encourage people to appreciate their urban environment.

  • Recycling - it’s worth it

    Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017

    Looking good and feeling good is the theme of this year’s Recycle Week taking place from 25 September to 1 October.

  • Landlord pleads guilty to waste offence

    Published on Monday, 21st August 2017

    The owner of a property in Eastwood has pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to properly dispose of waste.

  • Fly tippers issued with fixed penalty fines

    Published on Monday, 31st July 2017

    Two fly tippers have been hit with £600 in fines after using the Rotherham countryside as a dumping ground – as the Council cracks down on those blighting the borough.

  • Love Food Hate Waste

    Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017

    Residents in South Yorkshire will be encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

  • Extra wardens tackle littering and dog fouling

    Published on Thursday, 27th April 2017

    Extra Council wardens will be on the streets of Rotherham from this week – with people facing fines for dropping litter and dog fouling.

  • You can now recycle your old bikes and small appliances!

    Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

    People can now donate old bicycles or small domestic electrical appliances to be used again in a new scheme being offered by Rotherham Council.

  • Take part in Rotherham’s spring clean

    Published on Tuesday, 28th February 2017

    Litter-picks are being organised across the borough as part of a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

  • Do you Love Where You Live

    Published on Monday, 6th February 2017

    Love is in the air – and on the ground - ahead of Valentine’s Day with a new campaign to encourage residents to get involved in making Rotherham a cleaner, happier place to live.

  • Take a tour of the Manvers waste facility

    Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017

    Would you like to take a look behind the scenes at the award-winning facility which is revolutionising the way we deal with leftover household waste in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham?

  • Festive recycling - let’s make it a green Christmas

    Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

    During the Christmas festivities, householders are being encouraged to recycle.

  • Deadline extended as Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

    Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2016

    The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to 16 January.

  • Joining forces to Love Where You Live

    Published on Wednesday, 16th November 2016

    Residents and council staff from across the borough joined forces to give their neighbourhoods a clean-up last week as the Council’s Love Where You Live campaign gains momentum.

  • Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

    Published on Tuesday, 8th November 2016

    Community projects urged to bid for funding.

  • Recycling Week 2016

    Published on Friday, 9th September 2016

    Recycling Week 2016 takes place between Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September.

  • Time for action as increased fines for flytipping to be introduced by Council

    Published on Thursday, 8th September 2016

    Rotherham Council is stepping up its fight against fly-tippers in the borough, by bringing in new powers and higher fines.

  • Top award for waste partnership

    Published on Tuesday, 12th July 2016

    A partnership which is revolutionising the treatment of household waste has scooped a prestigious national award in the same week the waste treatment facility at Manvers celebrated its first birthday.

  • Get your bins out bright and early

    Published on Thursday, 28th April 2016

    Rotherham householders are being reminded to ensure that their bins are always at the roadside at 7.00 am.

  • Please recycle responsibly this spring

    Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016

    Garden waste collections have restarted for the growing season, but do you know what can and can't go in your green bin?

  • Waste facility up for top awards

    Published on Friday, 8th April 2016

    The new waste treatment facility at Manvers which is revolutionising how waste is managed in South Yorkshire has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.

  • Green Bin Collections To Start

    Published on Wednesday, 6th April 2016

    Springtime is here! The new season signals the start of the green bin collection for Rotherham householders.

  • Lighter nights - more recycling

    Published on Friday, 1st April 2016

    Lighter nights and longer opening hours start at the beginning of April - giving us all more time to recycle.

  • Rotherham residents fined for eyesore properties

    Published on Tuesday, 29th March 2016

    Rotherham Council used new powers to fine two residents after they ignored requests to tidy up their gardens.

  • Festive recycling – let’s make it a green New Year!

    Published on Tuesday, 29th December 2015

    Householders are being encouraged to recycle following the Christmas and New Year festivities.

  • Fly tipper brought to justice

    Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015

    A Rotherham Council tenant has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 for failing to clear a large amount of rubbish in his garden.

  • Major milestone for new waste facility

    Published on Thursday, 5th March 2015

    The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.

  • No change to bin collections

    Published on Thursday, 19th February 2015

    In the absence of new waste calendars, residents are being reminded that there will be no change to their current bin collection schedules.

  • Maltby artwork on the move

    Published on Monday, 10th November 2014

    Impressive artwork from a Maltby primary school is being used to spread the environmental message round the town.

  • Kids call time on foul play

    Published on Friday, 13th June 2014

    Kids from a Rotherham primary school have joined forces with local councillors to help call time on foul play in their area.

  • New opening times for Rotherham waste sites

    Published on Monday, 28th April 2014

    Rotherham recyclers are being reminded that from June each of the borough's four Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed for one day each week.

  • Residents come together to improve community

    Published on Thursday, 10th April 2014

    Residents of a Rotherham community took to their local streets this week to pick up litter.

  • Stay alerted

    Published on Tuesday, 4th March 2014

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  • Rotherham youngsters tackle WEEE waste!

    Published on Monday, 24th February 2014

    Bright "green" sparks at two Rotherham schools have been rewarded for campaigns highlighting the importance of recycling old, unused or unloved electrical items.