The Isle of Wight Council is using social media to give residents a further opportunity to ask questions about forthcoming changes to waste collections.
On Thursday 26th January between 1pm – 3pm, council officers and the cabinet member responsible for the environment will be responding live to questions posted on the council’s Facebook page. The council’s Facebook page can be found by searching ‘Isle of Wight Council Service Updates’ on the social media site.
Editors note: In order to fully participate in this Isle of Wight Council Q&A you must already have a Facebook account or be prepared to sign up for one.
From 30th January, the household waste collection service will change to improve recycling. Under the plans, weekly food collections will remain but residents will be asked to place more of their waste into the fortnightly collections of recyclables. Wheelie bins or clear plastic sacks for recyclable waste are currently being provided by the council.
Edward Giles, the councillor who will be answering questions on the day said “The council has already sent letters to every household detailing the plans, plus there has been heavy media coverage about the new service. There is also a comprehensive list of FAQs on the council’s website.
“Many people have already contacted the council asking questions, but Facebook gives people another way of interacting with the council. It also means anyone else visiting the page can see the responses live as they happen.
“We did a similar Q and A session with the PFI roads scheme during 2011 and that was very successful.”
Information about the waste changes can be found by logging on to the council’s website at www.iwight.com/waste where the list of FAQs can also be found.
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